give someone a break
Give someone a chance or special consideration. For example, She begged the professor for an extension on her term paper, saying “Please give me a break.” [c. 1900] Also see get a break.
give me a break. Stop trying to fool or upset or bother me. For example, Don't tell me the party's been postponed again—give me a break! This interjection is usually uttered with semihumorous exasperation. [Slang; late 1900s]
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But give the Kingdom credit for its sense of mercy: The lashes will be administered only 50 at a time.
And yes, someone has already called Spencer a “Small Fry,” har har.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic|Samantha Allen|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
With chemotherapy, her doctors give her at least an 80 percent chance of survival.
For someone with anorexia, self-starvation makes them feel better.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Bacteria, when present in great numbers, give a uniform cloud which cannot be removed by ordinary filtration.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Were you ever arrested, having in your custody another man's cash, and would rather go to gaol, than break it?
Finally, let me ask the general reader to put aside all prejudice, and give both sides a fair hearing.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford