give/cut (someone) some slack

idiom

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.

Examples of give/cut (someone) some slack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read the full Scorpio Daily Horoscope Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21) Being cut some slack? USA TODAY, 1 Jan. 2024 Read the full Taurus Daily Horoscope Gemini (May 21 - June 21) Hoping you’ll be cut some slack? USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2023 People who try but fail to use them properly should be cut some slack, the singer said. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 3 Aug. 2022 Does this sound like a country eager to cut some slack to a man with $140 billion and a $500 million boat? New York Times, 29 July 2022 Even though Kohli had become low picking fruit suddenly,Shastri believed his former pupil deserved to be cut some slack. Tristan Lavalette, Forbes, 22 Apr. 2022 With the work more than half done, more than half the paychecks have been cashed—and, in any event, the unions should be willing to cut some slack for a President who is working hard to pass an enormous infrastructure-spending package. Bill McKibben, The New Yorker, 9 June 2021 These new software tools for online learning include features that offer better controls for teachers, make unique considerations for students of different age groups, and cut some slack to the kids who need it the most. Adrienne So, Wired, 2 May 2021

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Dictionary Entries Near give/cut (someone) some slack

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 27 May. 2024.

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