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take it in the ear

Slang definitions & phrases for take it in the ear

put it in your ear

verb phrase

To insert something figuratively into one's ear as a means of contemptuous disposal; stick it •Mild euphemistic forms of stick it up your ass, used for reduced effect and among friends: It was easy to say things like ''take it in the ear'' to them. They didn't get it (1940s+)


take it easy

verb phrase
  1. To keep one's anger and excitement under check; be calm: Take it easy, Mac, nobody's hurt
  2. To work slowly and smoothly: Hurry and you're dead, take it easy and you survive
  3. To stop working; relax; loaf: I got to take it easy for a few minutes

[1880+; take it easy is most often used as a parting salutation or a bit of advice for living, in each case intending all senses at once]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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