give someone a break

give someone a break
give (someone) a break informal to stop criticizing or behaving in an unpleasant way to someone.

Give her a break - she's only a child and she didn't mean any harm.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • give me a break, give someone a break — give me a break, give (someone) a break see ↑break, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑give …   Useful english dictionary

  • give someone a break — 1) informal to stop criticizing someone It s time the national press gave her a break. 2) to do something that helps someone A nurse visits once a week to give Jessica s mother a break …   English dictionary

  • give someone a break — informal stop putting pressure on someone. → break …   English new terms dictionary

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  • give me a break, give a break — give me a break, give (someone) a break see ↑break, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑give …   Useful english dictionary

  • give me a break — spoken phrase used for showing that you are annoyed by something someone has said or done, or that you do not think that what they have said is true Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing when you are annoyed or angrysynonym Main entry: break * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • give an even break — give (someone) an even break American & Australian get an even break if someone gets an even break, they get the same opportunity to improve their situation as other people. Until now no one had given her an even break to prove what she could do …   New idioms dictionary

  • Give me a break! — Give me/us a break! American & Australian, informal something that you say when you do not believe what someone has just said. You re going to run a marathon? Give me a break! …   New idioms dictionary

  • Give us a break! — Give me/us a break! American & Australian, informal something that you say when you do not believe what someone has just said. You re going to run a marathon? Give me a break! …   New idioms dictionary

  • give someone an even break — give (someone) an even break American & Australian get an even break if someone gets an even break, they get the same opportunity to improve their situation as other people. Until now no one had given her an even break to prove what she could do …   New idioms dictionary

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