Meaning of “pick up/take up the slack” in the English Dictionary

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"pick up/take up the slack" in British English

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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)

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