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  • pick up slack — pick/take up slack ► to make a business, industry, or economy operate more effectively by doing the work that someone else has stopped doing but that still needs to be done: »More business investment would pick up the slack in the economy. »The… …   Financial and business terms

  • pick/take up slack — ► to make a business, industry, or economy operate more effectively by doing the work that someone else has stopped doing but that still needs to be done: »More business investment would pick up the slack in the economy. »The drug maker is having …   Financial and business terms

  • pick/take up the slack — to provide or do something that is missing or not getting done When he didn t get the pay raise he was expecting, he had to take another job to pick up the slack. [=to make up for the money he was not making] The manager has to take up the slack …   Useful english dictionary

  • slack — Ⅰ. slack [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) not taut or held tightly in position; loose. 2) (of business or trade) not busy; quiet. 3) careless, lazy, or negligent. 4) (of a tide) neither ebbing nor flowing. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • pick up the slack — pick/take up the slack American & Australian, informal to do the work which someone else has stopped doing, but which still needs to be done. When Sue starts going out to work each day, Bob and the kids will have to take up the slack and help… …   New idioms dictionary

  • slack — slack1 [ slæk ] adjective 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. ) not taking enough care to make sure something is done well: slack… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slack — I UK [slæk] / US adjective Word forms slack : adjective slack comparative slacker superlative slackest 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) …   English dictionary

  • slack — slack1 [slæk] adj [: Old English; Origin: sleac] 1.) hanging loosely, or not pulled tight ≠ ↑taut ▪ Keep the rope slack until I tell you to pull it. 2.) with less business activity than usual ▪ Business remained slack throughout the day. 3.) not… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slack — ▪ I. slack slack 2 also slack off verb [intransitive] to make less of an effort than usual or be lazy in your work: • He was accused of slacking and taking too many holidays.   [m0] ▪ II. slack slack 3 noun [uncoun …   Financial and business terms

  • slack — [[t]slæ̱k[/t]] slacker, slackest, slacks, slacking, slacked 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is slack is loose and not firmly stretched or tightly in position. The boy s jaw went slack. 2) ADJ GRADED A slack period is one in which there is not much… …   English dictionary

  • slack — 1. adjective 1) the rope went slack Syn: loose, limp, hanging, flexible Ant: tight, taut 2) slack skin Syn: flaccid, flabby, loose …   Thesaurus of popular words