[Ads-l] Heard: "His father wouldn't...

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 28 19:59:26 UTC 2015

_give_ him any slack."

Of very trivial interest, primarily - or only - because I heard the phrase
originally as "give...slack," back in '54, whereas, today, "cut...slack" is
*far* more common.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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