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English definition of “pick up/take up the slack”

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pick up/take up the slack

to do the work that someone else has stopped doing but still needs to be done: If Sue gets a job, Mick will have to take up the slack at home.
Translations of “pick up/take up the slack”
in Chinese (Traditional) 接替中斷的工作…
in Chinese (Simplified) 接替中断的工作…
(Definition of pick up/take up the slack from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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