cut some slack

cut some slack
cut (someone) some slack — see slack, 2
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Main Entry:cut

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  • cut some slack — ► cut some slack N. Amer. informal allow (someone) some leeway in conduct. Main Entry: ↑slack …   English terms dictionary

  • cut some slack — cut (someone) some slack American & Australian, informal to allow someone to do something that is not usually allowed, or to treat someone less severely than is usual. Officials have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to cut Utah some… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut some slack — idiom. grant somebody time or space to accomplish something; leave somebody alone. Cut me some slack. I ve had a long, hard day …   English slang

  • give/cut some slack — give/cut (someone) some slack informal : to treat (someone) in a less harsh or critical way Would you give/cut me some slack? I m doing the best I can. • • • Main Entry: ↑slack …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut someone some slack — (esp N American informal) To allow someone to act without undue criticism or pressure • • • Main Entry: ↑slack * * * cut/give/someone some slack informal phrase to be less strict with someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut someone some slack — cut (someone) some slack American & Australian, informal to allow someone to do something that is not usually allowed, or to treat someone less severely than is usual. Officials have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to cut Utah some… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut somebody some slack — cut sb some ˈslack idiom (informal) to be less critical of sb or less strict with them • Hey, cut him some slack! He s doing his best! Main entry: ↑slackidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut someone some slack N. Amer. — cut someone some slack N. Amer. informal allow someone some leeway in their conduct. → slack …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut someone some slack — To relax a rule or make an allowance, as in allowing someone more time to finish something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cut someone some slack —    If you relax a rule, treat a person less severely or allow someone to do something which is normally not permitted, you cut them some slack.     Our parents are very strict; I wish they d cut us some slack now and then …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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