Idioms about slack
- to pull in or make taut a loose section of a rope, line, wire, etc.: Take up the slack before releasing the kite.
- to provide or compensate for something that is missing or incomplete: New sources of oil will take up the slack resulting from the embargo.
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Other definitions for slack (2 of 2)
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How to use slack in a sentence
Contextual has undoubted benefits and can take up some of the slack, but it won’t provide a magic bullet.Deep Dive: Programmatic ends a strong 2020 as CTV, OTT and data privacy loom large in early 2021|Jessica Rapp|January 5, 2021|Digiday
In the meantime, let’s cut folks some slack and see how this big engine rolls as it kicks into high gear.In the COVID vaccine rollout, our expectations don’t match reality|matthewheimer|January 4, 2021|Fortune
“I feel a great disturbance in the slack, as if millions of people tried to log on for the first time in two weeks and were suddenly silenced,” software analyst Steve O’Grady of RedMonk tweeted, referencing a famous line from Star Wars.
When I’m finished petting Qoobo, there’s no protest — the tail simply goes slack.
Gauges of input prices and costs paid by businesses are also perking up as of late, though factories still have plenty of slack in capacity.Investors are pricing in inflation for 2021. Here’s why it’s likely to be a mirage|Lee Clifford|December 7, 2020|Fortune
For this he had kept his body clean and his soul clean where all about him was sloth and slackness.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
The bridle of the throat then is to be held attempered between slackness and stiffness.The Confessions of Saint Augustine|Saint Augustine
Complaints of waste in supply departments and of slackness of discipline among the troops were rife in the early months.The Canadian Dominion|Oscar D. Skelton
Even Mr. Monk, who was the most earnest of men, felt the general slackness of all around him.The Prime Minister|Anthony Trollope
In any case the Emperor was deeply incensed by what he considered Victor's slackness, and degraded him.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
British Dictionary definitions for slack (1 of 2)
- a patch of water without current
- a slackening of a current