Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is cut someone some slack and it is a phrase meaning is “to allow someone more freedom than usual (or) to be less harsh on/critical of/strict with someone (particularly when they are in a difficult situation and showing low performance/conduct)”.
Example Sentence: In hindsight, Former England Cricket captain Andrew Strauss feels he should have cut Pietersen a little slack. “I think instead I just let KP be KP. In retrospect that was a mistake and might have sowed the seeds for what was to come down the track,” Strauss admitted.
Courtesy: The Hindu.