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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So, if this woman is making him happy then try to cut him some slack.
So, if this woman is making him happy, then try to cut him some slack.
But he reckons that the dressing room will cut him some slack now he walked the walk in the black and white stripes.
It's taken a while but the form is there so maybe now is the time to cut him some slack and accept he has been playing well.
Charlie Sheen says he can't afford his child-support payments, and he's asking a judge to cut him some slack.
And had he been more compassionate about his victim , had he expressed some kind of regret her life was in tatters thanks to his so-called supporters, people might have cut him some slack.
Get off his back you blue brigade and cut him some slack and you may get some back.
A lot of people were disappointed with Rom's performance against Leicester but he has barely played since the World Cup so we need to cut him some slack.
Johannesburg, Sept 5 ( ANI ): World No.1 Novak Djokovic has defending under-performing Swiss maestro Roger Federer and has urged critics to 'cut him some slack'.
If indeed some fans had taken a vacation in Florida to watch and support Rory in his defence of the Honda Classic, I'm sure they understand the frustrations of the game and will cut him some slack. They could always follow David Duval if he was invited!
Let's cut him some slack. The lad is only 20 and is the replacement for Edwin van der Sar.
PATRICK VIEIRA has urged Mario Balotelli's army of critics to cut him some slack.
The handicapper has cut him some slack - off a mark of 99 he is now 13lb lower than when in his prime - so it could be foolish to dismiss his chances.
"It's unfortunate that Tim Pawlenty couldn't make it here but cut him some slack. He's having his foot surgically removed from his mouth," he said as the audience groaned.
NIGELL loyd has described Williamz Omope as a 'warrior' - and urged Birmingham Panthers fans to cut him some slack.