Definition of “cut sb some slack” - English Dictionary

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“cut sb some slack” in British English

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cut sb some slack


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 just had a baby."

(Definition of “cut sb some slack” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)