To reduce or deflate someone's ego or conceit: took the starch out of her when she didn't win
Thus our innate desire to take things easy is a real incentive to progress.
This summer, take things easy, the captain was saying, with indulgence.
My advice to the nervous person who goes to the mountains is to be out of doors all the time he can, but to take things easy.
In truth, he was one of those who are said to take things easy.
You can't do better than take things easy, and see the place.
When I get his job I'll take things easy, and have a couple of assistants to do the work.
As for me, Id rather stretch out in the camp and take things easy.
I am running about all day long, and being instructed meantime to lie down, and take things easy!
When you hit a place where everybody seems to take things easy, why be in a hurry?
Yes, because it shows that theyve got to the end of their run, and mean to take things easy for a spell.