英语咬文嚼字: cut sb some slack, give sb a break, fall through the cracks, tempt fate, kiss the ring, power walk

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cut sb some slack
informal
to not judge someone as severely as you usually would because they are having problems at the present time
给…方便;对…网开一面
"Andrew's late again." "Cut him some slack - his wife just had a baby." “安德鲁又迟到了。”“对他就网开一面吧——他妻子刚生小孩。” (Cambridge)

House Democrats Should Cut Trump Some Slack on North Korea Policy. House Democrats will need to resist the impulse to make this already vexing problem more unmanageable by trying to score cheap political points by making more unrealistic demands on the North Koreans. If the opportunity arises, they should support limited sanctions relief for North Korea and give the president’s team as wide a berth as possible to negotiate. (carnegieendowment.org)

give sb a break
to stop criticizing or annoying someone, or behaving in an unpleasant way
停止批评…;饶恕…
Give her a break - she's only a child and she didn't mean any harm.
饶了她吧——她还只是个孩子,况且她并无恶意。(Cambridge)

Fauci maintains that he and Birx have retained a "very strong relationship" despite their differences in standing within the White House. "She's not a political appointee but she's in a very political environment," Fauci said. "I think you've got to cut her some slack and give her a break -- I think she's doing a very good job. " (CNN)

fall through the cracks
to not be noticed or dealt with by a system
不被注意,遭遗漏,被遗忘
Too many young people fall through the cracks in the healthcare system. 无数的年轻人被医疗保健系统忽略。(Cambridge)

How schools can keep remote students from falling through the cracks. Children's advocate Jonah Edelman is offering three recommendations for schools to keep students from falling through the cracks during remote learning.

tempt fate
If you tempt fate by doing something, you take a silly risk by doing it and depend too much on your good luck.
玩命;冒不必要的危险
You're tempting fate by riding your bike without wearing a helmet.
你不戴头盔骑自行车简直是在玩命。(Cambridge)

Were we not thoroughly spooked by what happened in 2016, we’d find it easier to say out loud that all signs point to the defeat and removal of Donald Trump on 3 November. Superstition and a desire not to tempt fate hold us back, but the signs are plentiful. The most obvious is the polls, which show not only that Joe Biden is ahead of Trump by double-digit margins, but also that 72% of Americans believe their country is on the wrong track – a number that spells ruin for any incumbent.

kiss the ring
(idiomatic) To give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone.
对某人表示尊敬或崇敬

The president is transparent: Kiss the ring or your constituents may suffer. If the idea weren’t obscene enough, the same man making that demand is simultaneously waging petty open rhetorical warfare against governors who happen to be Democrats. (nydailynews.com)

power walk
noun & verb
快走作为一种有氧运动; (为锻炼而进行的) 快走,疾走

The 79-year-old White House advisor has been putting in jam-packed, 20-hour days fighting Covid-19, so he makes time to power walk to relieve stress, Fauci told InStyle.

Fauci and his wife, Christine Grady, 67, a nurse bioethicist, power walk 3.5 miles together daily.

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