From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive somebody some/enough etc ropegive somebody some/enough etc ropeFREE TO DO WHAT YOU WANTto give someone a lot of freedom to do something in the way they want to do itManagers have to decide how much rope to give their subordinates. →rope
Examples from the Corpus
give somebody some/enough etc rope• You gave me enough rope for eighteen months, and now ... He gripped the back of the chair in front of him.