Slack off the pressure or have the poor man visit a head-guy.
We were alerted only by the feel of the screwdriver's slack penetration.
"Y'all are cutting me no slack today," he said.
He had no idea if he possessed the strength to stop his fall once the loosened slack had expired.
Sarah, please, cut me some slack here.
Jackson stared at her, slack jawed.
He smiled at Sarah who was staring, slack jawed.
Look, maybe we'd better slack off for a while, Ethel— what do you think?
The amount of slack varies in different cases between 3 and Do per cent., but some is always allowed, so that the cable may easily adapt itself to inequalities of the bottom and may be more readily lifted for repairs.
As a matter of experience, it is found that caking coals lose that property when exposed to the action of the air for a lengthened period, or by heating to about 300° C., and that the dust or slack of non-caking coal may, in some instances, be converted into a coherent coke by exposing it suddenly to a very high temperature, or compressing it strongly before charging it into the oven.
Pillar working, in the whole coal, is generally reputed to give a more advantageous proportion of round coal to slack, the latter being more abundantly produced on the removal of the pillars, but as these form only a small portion of the whole seam, the general yield is more advantageous than in the former method.
In the thick coal workings in South Staffordshire the slack left behind in the sides of work is especially liable to fire from so-called spontaneous combustion, due to the rapid oxidization that is set up when finely divided coal is brought in contact with air.
One drum is usually fixed to the shaft, while the other is loose, with a screw link or other means of coupling, in order to be able to adjust the two ropes to exactly the same length, so that one cage may be at the surface when the other is at the bottom, without having to pay out or take up any slack rope by the engine.
One can almost picture him, sandwich in hand, slack-jawed in surprise.
When the Soviet Union dissolved only two years later, not with a bang but with a whimper, we were slack-jawed with surprise.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.
Denisov was angry with the Cossack because the saddle girths were too slack, reproved him, and mounted.
Those about him said that he became extraordinarily slack and physically feeble during his stay in that town.