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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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  • Now go easy, like an honest Greaser who is going about his legitimate business.

    George at the Fort Harry Castlemon
  • You go easy,” advised him Tommy, “till I complain of having too much to do.

    Tommy and Co. Jerome K. Jerome
  • "Come easy, go easy," is the fatal watchword of them whose deeds is Deth.

    The Old Soldiers Story James Whitcomb Riley
  • This is his first serious job, Mr. Carey, an' I wish you'd go easy on him.

    The Long Chance Peter B. Kyne
  • Your only chance is that she'll do it for herself, and if you give her time and go easy she probably will.

    The Turmoil Booth Tarkington
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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