English version

cut/give somebody some slack

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut/give somebody some slackcut/give somebody some slackspoken to allow someone to do something without criticizing them or making it more difficult Hey, cut me some slack, man. I’m only a few bucks short. slack
Examples from the Corpus
cut/give somebody some slackShe played the fish, gave it some slack and let it run till it hesitated, then slowly drew it back.Hey, cut me some slack, man, I'm only a few bucks short.The fish must have come forward to give the line some slack.
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