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Idioms and Phrases with go easy

go easy

1

Act or proceed with caution, as in Go easy moving that bookcase, or Go easy on the subject of layoffs. [Late 1800s] Also see easy does it; take it easy.

2

go easy with or on; go light on. Use sparingly, as in Go easy with the makeup; a little lipstick is enough, or Go light on the salt. [Colloquial; early 1900s]

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  • I do not think the stand-pat, sit-tight, go-easy kind of business man exists there.

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