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take things easy

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take things easy

verb phrase

To relax and make slow or little progress, esp to recover and recuperate: take things easy now you are sick/ taking things easy in retirement

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • You can't do better than take things easy, and see the place.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • You'll be all right in a day or two if you take things easy.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • This summer, take things easy, the captain was saying, with indulgence.


    George Allan England
  • In truth, he was one of those who are said to take things easy.

    Englefield Grange H. B. Paull
  • Indeed, he was a bit dull, and inclined to take things easy.

  • But that pleasure is yet to come, and to-day I'm alive and kicking, and inclined to take things easy.

  • I am running about all day long, and being instructed meantime to lie down, and take things easy!

    Lady Cassandra Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  • Yes, because it shows that theyve got to the end of their run, and mean to take things easy for a spell.

  • He said he would not send me to hospital, but that I must go down to the dump, and take things easy for a few days.

    Tell England Ernest Raymond
  • By that time a dead calm prevailed, compelling the fishermen to “take things easy.”

    The Young Trawler R.M. Ballantyne

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