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go easy

verb phrase
  1. To restrain oneself; control one's anger: Go easy, fellow, he was just jiving
  2. To be lenient with; spare: Why do the judges go so easy with these perverts? (1885+)

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go easy

Act or proceed with caution, as in Go easy moving that bookcase, or Go easy on the subject of layoffs. [ Late 1800s ]
Also see: take it easy
go easy with or on; go light on. Use sparingly, as in Go easy with the makeup; a little lipstick is enough, or Go light on the salt. [ ; early 1900s ]
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