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take things easy

Slang definitions & phrases for take things easy

take the starch out of

verb phrase

To reduce or deflate someone's ego or conceit: took the starch out of her when she didn't win

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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  • 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.

    Cursed George Allan England
  • 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.

    How to Eat Thomas Clark Hinkle
  • In truth, he was one of those who are said to take things easy.

    Englefield Grange H. B. Paull
  • You can't do better than take things easy, and see the place.

    The Iron Pirate Max Pemberton
  • When I get his job I'll take things easy, and have a couple of assistants to do the work.

    The Boy Pilot of the Lakes Frank V. Webster
  • As for me, Id rather stretch out in the camp and take things easy.

    The Campers Out Edward S. Ellis
  • I am running about all day long, and being instructed meantime to lie down, and take things easy!

    Lady Cassandra Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  • When you hit a place where everybody seems to take things easy, why be in a hurry?

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • Yes, because it shows that theyve got to the end of their run, and mean to take things easy for a spell.

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