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easy

2 adverb
     
easy2 S2
1

take it easy

a) also take things easy to relax and not do very much:
Take things easy for a few days and you should be all right.
b) spoken used to tell someone to become less upset or angry:
Just take it easy and tell us what happened.
c) American English spoken used to say goodbye
2

go easy on/with something

to not use too much of something:
Go easy on salty foods such as bacon.
3

go easy on somebody

to be more gentle and less strict or angry with someone:
Go easy on Peter for a while - he's having a hard time at school.
4

easier said than done

especially spoken used to say that something would be very difficult to do:
Finding the perfect house was easier said than done.
5

rest/breathe easy

to stop worrying:
We can rest easy now - we've got everything under control.
6

easy does it

spoken used to tell someone to be more careful and slow, especially in moving
7

get off easy

informal to escape severe punishment for something that you have done wrong:
The rich could hire good lawyers and get off easy.
8

easy come, easy go

spoken used when something, especially money, was easily obtained and is quickly used or spent
9

stand easy

PM an order telling soldiers who are already standing at ease to relax more

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