cut (someone) some slack


cut (someone) some slack
1) Разговорное выражение: закрывать глаза (потворствовать), смотреть сквозь пальцы
2) Фразеологизм: давать поблажку, потакать

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

Смотреть что такое "cut (someone) some slack" в других словарях:

  • cut someone some slack — (esp N American informal) To allow someone to act without undue criticism or pressure • • • Main Entry: ↑slack * * * cut/give/someone some slack informal phrase to be less strict with someone …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut someone some slack — cut (someone) some slack American & Australian, informal to allow someone to do something that is not usually allowed, or to treat someone less severely than is usual. Officials have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to cut Utah some… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut someone some slack — To relax a rule or make an allowance, as in allowing someone more time to finish something …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cut someone some slack —    If you relax a rule, treat a person less severely or allow someone to do something which is normally not permitted, you cut them some slack.     Our parents are very strict; I wish they d cut us some slack now and then …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cut someone some slack — verb To make allowances for someone, and not treat a failure severely Hes the new kid on the block and doesnt know the way we do things around here yet. Cut him some slack and let him learn from this. Syn: give someone a break, give someone… …   Wiktionary

  • cut someone some slack N. Amer. — cut someone some slack N. Amer. informal allow someone some leeway in their conduct. → slack …   English new terms dictionary

  • give/cut someone some slack — give/cut (someone) some slack informal : to treat (someone) in a less harsh or critical way Would you give/cut me some slack? I m doing the best I can. • • • Main Entry: ↑slack …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone some slack — cut/give/someone some slack informal phrase to be less strict with someone Cut him a little slack – his father just died. Thesaurus: to give someone permission to do somethingsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut some slack — cut (someone) some slack American & Australian, informal to allow someone to do something that is not usually allowed, or to treat someone less severely than is usual. Officials have asked the Environmental Protection Agency to cut Utah some… …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut some slack — cut (someone) some slack see ↑slack, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑cut …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut some slack — ► cut some slack N. Amer. informal allow (someone) some leeway in conduct. Main Entry: ↑slack …   English terms dictionary


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