Also, breathe easily or freely. Relax, feel relieved from anxiety, stress, or tension. For example, Now that exams are over with, I can breathe easy, or Whenever I'm back in the mountains, I can breathe freely again. This idiom originally (late 1500s) was put as breathe again, implying that one had stopped breathing (or held one's breath) while feeling anxious or nervous. Shakespeare had it in King John (4:2): “Now I breathe again aloft the flood.” The variant dates from the first half of the 1800s.
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You know, when I was younger, I used to make problems for myself, like it was too easy.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They selected an “easy mark” who turned out to be an off-duty NYC Housing Authority cop named James Carragher.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This will make it easy to pour the flour mixture into the stand mixer.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding|Carla Hall|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A constant sense of easy balance should be developed through poising exercises.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Men's lives are as thoroughly blended with each other as the air they breathe: evil spreads as necessarily as disease.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The first jolt had like to have shaken me out of my hammock, but afterwards the motion was easy enough.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
His Indian repute had not preceded him to such degree as to make the way easy for him through the London crowd.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling