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.
I am running about all day long, and being instructed meantime to lie down, and take things easy!
As for me, Id rather stretch out in the camp and take things easy.
Yes, because it shows that theyve got to the end of their run, and mean to take things easy for a spell.
When you hit a place where everybody seems to take things easy, why be in a hurry?
He said he would not send me to hospital, but that I must go down to the dump, and take things easy for a few days.