cut (one) some slack

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cut (one) some slack

To allow one more latitude or freedom than usual; to be more lenient with one. Oh, you know I never normally 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." Cut Tom some slack. He studied hard for that test, but it's just not his best subject.
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We have previously beaten teams such as Qatar, so cut us some slack." "Dr Jassim is an understanding and cultured human being, and he is asking for the rights of the national team," added Shakhboot, another fan.
Sooner or later that will have to be addressed, and he has to cut us some slack."
And if the forecasters cut us some slack, it won't be long until they're back outside, counting the hours until they go in and turn the TV on again.
Ireland has borne the brunt of Europe's banking crisis - over 40% - so it's only fair they cut us some slack now.
All we ask is that you cut us some slack and show us the same respect that other countries show your religion.
I just hope the audiences will cut us some slack."I thought, if anything, Robert would get the heat mostly because what he does seems to be the most sensitive taboo.
``The news that we got yesterday is really a last ditch threat to the creditors, cut us some slack or we're going into administration.''
What I do want to be clear on is this: 1) If you were raised Catholic, you will see yourself in one or more of these essays, and 2) If you were not, you will gain some insight into those of us who were and maybe cut us some slack.
You would imagine with a great sense of urgency, pressing the powers in Europe to cut us some slack.
"I would have thought the Government would have cut us some slack by now, but there is no changing course," said Mr Reid.