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Cut some slack

Posted by ESC on April 18, 2004

In Reply to: Cut some slack posted by Rupa on April 18, 2004

: What is exactly meant by the phrase Cut some slack?

Give me a break. Loosen up a little.

Merriam-Webster online:

Slack -- 3 a : not tight or taut, A slack rope. b : lacking in usual or normal firmness and steadiness : WEAK Slack muscles. Slack supervision.

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