pick up/take up the slack Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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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, Mike will have to take up the slack at ​home.
(Definition of pick up/take up the slack from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pick up/take up the slack”
in Chinese (Simplified) 接替中断的工作…
in Chinese (Traditional) 接替中斷的工作…
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