-
Advertorial
-
FOCUS
-
Guide
-
Lifestyle
-
Tech and Vogue
-
TechandScience
-
CHTF Special
-
Nanhan
-
Futian Today
-
Hit Bravo
-
Special Report
-
Junior Journalist Program
-
World Economy
-
Opinion
-
Diversions
-
Hotels
-
Movies
-
People
-
Person of the week
-
Weekend
-
Photo Highlights
-
Currency Focus
-
Kaleidoscope
-
Tech and Science
-
News Picks
-
Yes Teens
-
Fun
-
Budding Writers
-
Campus
-
Glamour
-
News
-
Digital Paper
-
Food drink
-
Majors_Forum
-
Speak Shenzhen
-
Business_Markets
-
Shopping
-
Travel
-
Restaurants
-
Hotels
-
Investment
-
Yearend Review
-
In depth
-
Leisure Highlights
-
Sports
-
World
-
QINGDAO TODAY
-
Entertainment
-
Business
-
Markets
-
Culture
-
China
-
Shenzhen
-
Important news
在线翻译:
szdaily -> Speak Shenzhen
Cut somebody some slack
    2017-July-4  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A: Nick, I haven’t received your report. When will you give it to me?

B: I was extremely busy last week. Cut me some slack and I’ll finish the report by tomorrow morning.

Note: This idiom means “to give somebody a break or to not judge somebody severely.” It can be used when someone is not doing well or even made a mistake but it wasn’t on purpose.

For instance, you can use it when your friend upsets you but you know that things aren’t going too well for him at the moment.

You can say, “I know you’ve been through a lot, so I’m willing to cut you some slack here. But, please don’t yell at me again. Enough is enough.”

 

深圳报业集团版权所有, 未经授权禁止复制; Copyright 2010, All Rights Reserved.
Shenzhen Daily E-mail:szdaily@szszd.com.cn