cut someone some slack
cut someone some slack (third-person singular simple present cuts someone some slack, present participle cutting someone some slack, simple past and past participle cut someone some slack)
- To make allowances for someone, and not treat a failure severely
- He's the new kid on the block and doesn't know the way we do things around here yet. Cut him some slack and let him learn from this.
- give someone a break
- give someone enough rope
Last modified on 14 January 2013, at 18:34