slacken one's efforts

lessen one's efforts, stop trying as hard as before

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • 松劲,松劲儿 — sōngjìn, sōngjìnr (1) [relax one s efforts; slacken (off)] (2) 劲头松懈下来 坚持到底, 千万别松劲 (3) 降低用力的程度, 减少紧张状态 …   Advanced Chinese dictionary

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