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Allow someone some leeway in their conduct.
- ‘It's 25 pages long, so you'll need to cut yourself a little slack to do it.’
- ‘Maybe this is what cutting yourself a little slack feels like.’
- ‘Given that these folks have a cemetery in their backyard, however, I guess we can cut them some slack.’
- ‘Should reporters cut General Clark some slack?’
- ‘He sounds like an old guy, though, so if he calls back we'll cut him a little slack.’
- ‘Now that I know Colorado Springs, in his district, is the home of the Dominionists, I feel I can cut some more slack for the guy.’
- ‘He adjusted my schedule and cut me some slack when I just wanted to enjoy a ride instead of a focused workout.’
- ‘And remember to cut others slack if they make a bad impression on you.’
- ‘As he is from Armagh originally I tend to cut him more slack than I think I should.’
- ‘And that's why Slashdot readers should cut him a little slack.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.