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cut someone some slack

Definition of cut someone some slack in English:

informal Allow someone some leeway in their conduct.
Example sentences
  • Given that these folks have a cemetery in their backyard, however, I guess we can cut them some slack.
  • Should reporters cut General Clark some slack?
  • He adjusted my schedule and cut me some slack when I just wanted to enjoy a ride instead of a focused workout.
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