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1.Hours or days by which a job is ahead of schedule and will be completed early if continued.
2.In critical path method (CPM), the difference between the length of a path and the critical path. If an activity has zero slack, it is on the critical path.

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  • When we went fishing, my grandpa told me to let out enough slack, so I could reel in the fishing line easier.

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  • Sometimes a worker may make an error but if he has been a good worker in the past you can cut him some slack.

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  • We had a large amount of slack in our business so there were moments where we could reflect upon the various processes.

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