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adjective slack pronunciation in British English /slæk/ 
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  1. 1
    loose and not pulled tight

    The fence consisted of two slack strands of barbed wire.

    The rope suddenly went slack.

    Her muscles felt slack.

  2. 2
    not taking enough care to make sure that something is done well

    slack safety standards

    Some slack defending allowed Valencia to score another goal.

  3. 3
    not as busy or successful as usual in business

    Business is usually slack in the winter.

    Demand for the product is slack.

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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