take (or pick) up the slack


take (or pick) up the slack
take (or pick) up the slack
improve the use of resources to avoid an undesirable lull in business.
slack

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • pick up the slack — ► take (or pick) up the slack 1) improve the use of resources to avoid an undesirable lull in business. 2) pull on the loose part of a rope to make it taut. Main Entry: ↑slack …   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

  • pick up the slack — to do something when someone else cannot or will not do it. With our best player injured, other players picked up the slack. Who will take up the slack when our grant money runs out? …   New idioms dictionary

  • take up the slack — ► take (or pick) up the slack 1) improve the use of resources to avoid an undesirable lull in business. 2) pull on the loose part of a rope to make it taut. Main Entry: ↑slack …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • take 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 — 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

  • 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 — slack1 adjective 1》 not taut or held tightly in position; loose. 2》 (of business or trade) not busy; quiet. 3》 careless, lazy, or negligent. 4》 W. Indian lewd or promiscuous. 5》 (of a tide) neither ebbing nor flowing. noun 1》 the part of a rope… …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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