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noun [uncountable]     slack pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    people, equipment, or money that could be used more effectively in an organization

    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.

  2. 2
    the fact that a rope is loose, rather than being held or fixed tightly

    There’s too much slack in the rope.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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