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.
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
to not use too much of something:
Go easy on salty foods such as bacon.
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 especially spoken
used to say that something would be very difficult to do:
Finding the perfect house was easier said than done.
to stop worrying:
We can rest easy now - we've got everything under control.
used to tell someone to be more careful and slow, especially in moving
to escape severe punishment for something that you have done wrong:
The rich could hire good lawyers and get off easy.
used when something, especially money, was easily obtained and is quickly used or spent
an order telling soldiers who are already standing at ease to relax more