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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Because, if you've just managed to push an entire other human being out of your own body, it's not unreasonable to expect the man in your life to cut you some slack if you don't leap straight out of the maternity ward and into your bikini.
Cut him a break (this means for at least a week or two, not one day), and chances are he'll cut you some slack too.
I'll cut you some slack. Go back to half court and just run here to the foul line.