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slack

loose; not taut.

slack cap
a can of meat with one of the ends bulging slightly indicating the beginnings of a blown can.
slack loin
hollow-flanked with too much room between the last rib and the thigh.
slack pastern
too much slope in the pastern.
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I would like to suggest to whatever authority is in charge of traffic ticketing to either provide adequate parking in all residential areas, or cut some slack for those of us left with no choice.
But Evans - who booked his place in the boy's singles second round with 7-6, 4-6, 6-2 victory over Thailand's Peerakit Sirbutwong yesterday - believes they should be cut some slack.
Yes, he is a nine-year-old, but sprinters have a longer life than most and I quite like him now he has been cut some slack, especially with competent stable apprentice Gary Bartley taking off another 7lb.
Too much is made of the fact that Rooney is still only 19, and that he should be cut some slack.
Davis also said Schwarzenegger should be cut some slack - particularly for some of the comments he has made.
He has to be strong and firm,but as Rooney is only an 18-year-old there are times when he will have to cut some slack.
Maybe the relentless emphasis on price has to be backed off from and the industry cut some slack on being allowed to ask for -- and get -- price increases.
But there is one thing that they share - and that is that they deserve to be cut some slack.
As then, and even now, big nations are loathe to lead by example and developing nations are demanding, some would say justifiably, being cut some slack.