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Easy does it.

 
1. Move slowly and carefully. Bill (holding one end of a large crate): It's really tight in this doorway. Bob (holding the other end): Easy does it. Take your time. Nurse (holding Sue's arm): Easy does it. These first few steps are the hardest. Sue: I didn't know I was so weak.
2. Calm down.; Don't lose your temper. John: I'm so mad I could scream. Bob: Easy does it, John. No need to get so worked up. Sue (frantic): Where is my camera? My passport is gone too! Fred: Easy does it, Sue. I think you have someone else's purse.
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easy does it

do this slowly and carefully Easy does it going down the stairs, Mom.
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easy does it

Go carefully, don't hurry, as in That chest is heavy, so easy does it. [1920s] Also see go easy.
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Easy does it

1. phr. Calm down.; Relax. Easy does it! Relax and go slow!
2. phr. Be gentle.; Handle with care. Easy does it. Two people can handle this heavy old thing if they go slow.
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