make some allowance for

idiom

Definition of make some allowance for

: to consider (something that causes one to judge less harshly) when making a judgment She performed poorly, but we should make some allowance for her inexperience.

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“Make some allowance for.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20some%20allowance%20for. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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