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Synonyms for slack

characterized by reduced economic activity

not tautly bound, held, or fastened

guilty of neglect; lacking due care or concern

to reduce in tension, pressure, or rigidity

to avoid the fulfillment of

slack off: to become or cause to become less active or intense

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dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve

a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality

a stretch of water without current or movement

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a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

the quality of being loose (not taut)

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a cord or rope or cable that is hanging loosely

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avoid responsibilities and work, be idle

be inattentive to, or neglect

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release tension on

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make less active or fast

become slow or slower

make less active or intense

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become less in amount or intensity

cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

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not tense or taut

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flowing with little speed as e.g. at the turning of the tide

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lacking in rigor or strictness

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References in periodicals archive ?
IN THE DOGHOUSE Sometimes we dogs do more than pee, and guilty is our shameful plea Please cut some slack, for our small brain has yet to learn to pull the chain Some owners cough and turn their back, leaving we poor mutts to take the flak All dogs get blamed by reflected grief, through a few being vicious with their teeth But fair do's now at least we try to keep at bay that burglar guy It's true we bark and cause complaints, but 'Hey'
The way he's handled himself since liquidation means he deserves to be cut some slack.
He also pointed out they'd been cut some slack with the completion of their ground and even that they had a wee axe to grind with the SPL when they were deprived of pounds 400,000 of TV cash when they got up.
The young Jambos outfit has been cut some slack by critics as they adapt to the man's world of the Premiership.
It was the reaction of a man filled with fear of being judged but big Eck believes Ricksen deserves to be cut some slack - as long as referees do the same.
IF anyone deserves to be cut some slack in difficult times it's Adams.
As Hearts prepare for their crunch clash with Killie on Saturday, Jeff insists Locke deserves to be cut some slack.
Jimmy Findlay, Lennoxtown, reckons the Celtic boss deserves to be cut some slack and said: "This language is used all over the place so it's well over the top and people are just picking on him.
The events of last summer means he should be cut some slack - and don't forget his side have coasted the league.
He believes he should be cut some slack after being forced to flog many of the big-name players who helped the club to Scottish Cup glory last season, blood youngsters into the team and contend with a string of injuries to key players.
But McGlynn believes he should be cut some slack after being forced to flog many of the big-name players who helped win the Scottish Cup last season, bring kids into the team and contend with a string of injuries this season.
SANDY JARDINE called for Ally McCoist to be cut some slack in the wake of last weekend's Scottish Cup exit at Dundee United.