give (someone) a break
Definition of give (someone) a break
: to stop treating (someone) in a strict or harsh way Don't criticize him so much. He's doing the best he can. Why don't you give him a break?
Word by Word Definitions
: to make a present of
: to grant or bestow by formal action
: to accord or yield to another
: capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility
: the ability of a material to bend or stretch
: some person : somebody
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