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Definition of Slack

Slack

  1. Small coal; also, coal dust; culm.
  2. A valley, or small, shallow dell.
  3. Lax; not tense; not hard drawn; not firmly extended; as, a slack rope.
  4. Weak; not holding fast; as, a slack hand.
  5. Remiss; backward; not using due diligence or care; not earnest or eager; as, slack in duty or service.
  6. Not violent, rapid, or pressing; slow; moderate; easy; as, business is slack.
  7. Slackly; as, slack dried hops.
  8. The part of anything that hangs loose, having no strain upon it; as, the slack of a rope or of a sail.
  9. Alt. of Slacken
  10. Alt. of Slacken

Slack Quotations

Even if every major government were to slap huge taxes on carbon fuels - which is not going to happen - it wouldn't do much to halt climate change any time soon. What it would do is cost us hundreds of billions - if not trillions - of dollars, because alternative energy technologies are not yet ready to take up the slack.
Bjorn Lomborg

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
Morihei Ueshiba

I try to take a weekly digital Sabbath, batch my emails so I deal with them a few times a day rather than constantly, and increasingly give myself permission to ignore unsolicited communiques. I try, too, to give others more slack. The respond-now culture is a two-way street. I'm trying to be more mindful of that.
Noreena Hertz

Living with a single kidney is almost exactly like living with two; the remaining kidney expands to take up the slack. (When kidneys fail, they generally fail together; barring trauma or cancer, there's not much advantage to a backup.) The main risk to the donor is the risk of any surgery.
Virginia Postrel

At early previews, the theater gossips are there, wishing you ill every night. They don't grant you any slack. Agents are in from Hollywood. Your friends are there. People who are going to spread the word-of-mouth. If something doesn't work, everyone will know.
Peter Stone
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Slack Translations

slack in German is schlaff, lose, flau
slack in Italian is lasco, floscio
slack in Spanish is languido, flojera
slack in Swedish is loj, slapp, slak
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