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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Mr Nason said: "Our next campaign is for the trade unions to ensure that the Government cuts us some slack in terms of emission levels.