cut (one) some slack

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cut (one) some slack

To allow one more latitude or freedom than usual; to be lenient with one. Oh, you know I never make requests like this, cut me some slack. A: "I can't believe she talked to me like that!" B: "You need to cut her some slack—she's grieving right now."
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cut someone some slack

INFORMAL
If you cut someone some slack, you are less critical of their behaviour or performance than usual because you know they are in a difficult situation. When you're new at a job, colleagues and bosses cut you some slack. They forgive minor mistakes because you're new. Note: This expression is variable. Instead of some, people sometimes use words such as a little or a lot of. She's still upset about her dad. Cut her a little slack.
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cut someone some slack

allow someone some leeway; make allowances for someone's behaviour. North American informal
1998 Times Most, though, are willing to cut Spielberg some slack for the sake of cinematic interpretation.
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cut somebody some ˈslack

(informal, especially American English) make things easier than usual for somebody; allow somebody more freedom to do things than they would normally have: I know I made a mistake, but it’s my first week on the job, so cut me some slack, OK?
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cut someone some slack

verb
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The 'SexyBack' singer, who performed with his former 'N Sync bandmates, said that the 20-year old singer should be allowed to do her thing and asked to cut her some slack as she didn't do it at the Grammys.
When I complained about the way she was addressing me, she said I would just have to cut her some slack because she was having "a really bad day.
I'm still not watching the show, but I do feel quite sorry for her and I wish that people would cut her some slack and get things into perspective.
Still, at the time I thought if it was a woman doing what she felt was right for her family, then I'd cut her some slack.
It's only fair to cut her some slack if the idea that her dad is moving on with his life is painful.
So cut her some slack and keep your fingers crossed your misgivings are the least of her worries.