give/cut (someone) some slack

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Definition of 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.

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give credence to

give/cut (someone) some slack

give down

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“Give/cut (someone) some slack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%2Fcut%20%28someone%29%20some%20slack. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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