Give short shrift

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  • Give someone a blank check

    verb phrase To give someone leave to do whatever he or she wishes; give carte blanche: The man gave me a blank check to order whatever I needed (1884+)

  • Give someone a break

    1. Give someone a chance or special consideration. For example, She begged the professor for an extension on her term paper, saying “Please give me a break.” [ c. 1900 ] Also see: get a break 2. give me a break. Stop trying to fool or upset or bother me. For example, Don’t tell me […]

  • Give someone a buzz

    verb phrase To call someone on the telephone: Just give me a buzz (1925+)

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