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go easy

verb phrase

  1. To restrain oneself; control one's anger: Go easy, fellow, he was just jiving
  2. To be lenient with; spare: Why do the judges go so easy with these perverts? (1885+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • go easy on stakes because unless careful will boost the comein.

    Mixed Faces Roy Norton
  • Do you let it just go easy, and say nothing, and I'll fight them.

    Miss Mackenzie

    Anthony Trollope
  • "go easy on the bridge and look off the lower end of it," Kate advised.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • You go easy,” advised him Tommy, “till I complain of having too much to do.

    Tommy and Co. Jerome K. Jerome
  • Well, that's your privilege, but I'd advise you to go easy until I see you.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
Idioms and Phrases with go easy

go easy

Act or proceed with caution, as in Go easy moving that bookcase, or Go easy on the subject of layoffs. [ Late 1800s ]
Also see: take it easy
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. [ ; early 1900s ]
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