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English definition of “cut sb some slack”

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cut sb some slack

informal
to not judge someone as severely as you usually would because they are having problems at the present time: "Andrew's late again." "Cut him some slack - his wife's just had a baby."
Translations of “cut sb some slack”
in Chinese (Traditional) 給(某人)方便, 對(某人)網開一面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 给(某人)方便, 对(某人)网开一面…
(Definition of cut sb some slack from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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