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There is still a great deal of slack in the budget.
There's just no slack in the system to cope with any more patients.
There's too much slack in the rope.
Cut him a little slack – his father just died.
Why should their colleagues have to pick up the slack?
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American English version of definition of slack
the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …
the system of trade unions, or the principles on which trade unions are based
a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …
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Definition of slack from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.