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ease off

[for something] to diminish. The rain began to ease off. The storm seems to have eased off a little.
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ease off

(on someone or something ) and ease up (on someone or something ) to reduce the urgency with which one deals with someone or something; to put less pressure on someone or something. Ease off on John. He has been yelled at enough today. Yes, please ease off. I can't stand any more. Tell them to ease up on the horses. They are getting tired.
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ease off (on someone or something)

 and ease up (on someone or something)
to reduce the urgency with which one deals with someone or something; to put less pressure on someone or something. Ease off on John. He has been yelled at enough today. Yes, please ease off. I can't stand any more. Tell them to ease up on the horses. They are getting tired.
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ease off

1. Also, ease up. Lessen in severity, relax; abate. For example, I wish you'd ease off on Harold; he's doing the best he can, or The wind's eased up so I think the storm is just about over. [Late 1800s] Also see let up.
2. Fall away, gradually decrease, as in The market's easing off, so we may get some stocks more cheaply. [Late 1800s]
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ease off

v.
1. To diminish gradually in intensity or severity: My headache eased off after I took an aspirin.
2. To move away from someone or something slowly and carefully: The snake eased off from the mongoose. Better ease off—they have a gun.
3. To treat someone less severely: The principal eased off on the student and only gave a warning. The coach has made us practice very hard and hasn't eased off for days.
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The worst thing you can ever do is ease off in training, because everyone is always trying to get better and actually managing it all the time.
However, the phrase ease off and Roy Keane are in two different dictionaries - all the players are too scared to give less than 100 per cent.
Just create some distance and ease off some of the pressure children feel when their parents are hovering.
CARDIFF are flying high after their Heineken Cup success over Stade Francais, but coach Dai Young is unlikely to let them ease off the gas as they face Newport - Gwent Dragons at the Arms Park this afternoon.
He's feeling something enough for us just to ease off and not take any chances.
Riding Hyperalert for Mark Johnston, Chin was clear entering the final furlong but appeared to ease off for a couple of strides close home and was caught on the line by Tom Queally on the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Eta Draconis.
Red-faced councillors told the officers to ease off the elderly and disabled after drivers complained they were being targeted as they tried to collect their pensions.
And a 1990 internal memo from parks officials to lifeguards directs them to ease off and ticket boaters only after the third infraction, a move parks officials said at the time was aimed at over- zealous lifeguards and one that the lifeguards said never was rescinded.
BILLY STARK refuses to ease off the gas in his preparations for today's clash with Caley.
We have seen players before, when they start getting the recognition, they ease off in their team work, and very quickly they die," he warned.
A survey of 1,000 adults by car giant Vauxhall suggested that many started to ease off at 3.
L'Equipereported that a person had asked a Metz player's agent to tell him to ease off during a league game against Lyon last month in order to let the champions win by a big margin.
Apply the brakes firmly to a point just short of lock-up, then ease off the pedal slightly.
But the showers should ease off tomorrow and Monday, with the best weather in the South East.
Dearden said: "I can confidently predict we will be in this league again next season but I don't want us to ease off because of that.