give (one) some slack

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give (one) some slack

To be lenient with one; to give one a break. Give me some slack, Mom. I studied hard for that test, but it's just not my best subject. I think you need to give Jen some slack. She's never been late before.
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If only this marginalised and repressed group had some hand-wringing back-up, asking society to give us some slack.
Give us some slack mate, we have to put up with those that reek of garlic - nicotine helps us lessen the disgusting stink."