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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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Housekeeper Lupe Abrego also has air conditioning at her Reseda home but purchased two 18-inch oscillating fans to pick up the slack.
The only other senior in the lineup was Morgan Hooker, but Bonita easily contained the Wolverines' scoring leader, leaving a group of mainly sophomores to try to pick up the slack without the comfort of leads they had grown accustomed to holding during the regular season.
Los Alamitos 23, Hart 14: Hart spotted host Los Alamitos a nine-point lead after the first two minutes of the game and couldn't pick up the slack despite 281 yards passing from Robbie Moore.
Instead, Winsman and other board members, along with the chamber's part-time staff, will pick up the slack, he added.