take it easy

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take it easy definition

  1. tv.
    relax and take care. : They told me to take it easy for a few days.
  2. exclam.
    Let up!; Not so hard!; Be gentle! (Usually Take it easy!) : Take it easy; he's just a kid!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

take it easy

Don't hurry, proceed at a comfortable pace, relax. For example, Take it easywe 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]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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