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take it easy

Don't hurry, proceed at a comfortable pace, relax. For example, Take it easy—we don't have to be there till noon, or Bruce decided to take it easy this weekend and put off working on the house. [Mid-1800s]

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unwind, recline, slow, slacken, ebb, wane, dwindle, recede, taper, subside, decrease, diminish, dull, laze, loll, sprawl, relax, idle, loiter, saunter

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  • Take-it-easy and Live-long are first cousins, they say, and the more's the pity.

    Brave Men and Women

    O.E. Fuller