go easy

go easy

  (informal)
to not take or use too much of something (often + on ) Avoid fried foods and go easy on the snacks. Go easy! There's not much left!
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go easy

1. Act or proceed with caution, as in Go easy moving that bookcase, or Go easy on the subject of layoffs. [Late 1800s] Also see easy does it; take it easy.
2. go easy with or on ; go light on. Use sparingly, as in Go easy with the makeup; a little lipstick is enough, or Go light on the salt. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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Choose solid rather than sheer finishes for a long-lasting look and go easy on the eyes to keep the lips the focus of your face.
February 11, 1992: Kirklees councillors were warned to go easy on food and drink after it was revealed the cost of refreshments at Town Hall meetings was set to go over budget by PS4,000 for the year.
A TOP Lib Dem has called on the council to go easy on drivers who use bus lanes when the city centre is gridlocked.
The 20-year-old semi-pro ordered his rivals not to go easy on him and he was pounded with blows that saw his collapse at the end of the challenge.
Meanwhile, Wenger has urged England coaches to go easy on 20-year-old midfielder Jack Wilshere.
Now, Pendleton has stepped up rehearsals in a bid sharpen up her steps and avoid the boot, and she has told dance partner Brendan Cole not to go easy on her as they train for up to 10 hours a day.
I wish all readers a very merry Christmas, but go easy on the cheese - leave room for some port.
MUSLIMS banged up behind bars should go easy on the whiskers if they are to convince the prison authorities they're keeping squeaky clean.
But Gers boss Ally McCoist insists his star man would never have intentionally lashed out - and has pleaded with the game's beaks to go easy on Naismith.
ON her return to the Sage in the company of a band assembled from Tin Angel Records label-mates, Devon Sproule charmed her audience with material drawn mostly from her new release, I Love You, Go Easy.
I bet you'll still look stunning, Kel - just go easy on the fish.
Barcelona draw no bet v Real Madrid 2pts 11-10 Stan James The arch rivals meet at the Bernabeu for a clash that could decide the destination of the La Liga title and with a midfield working tirelessly to provide the ammo for the likes of Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, it could be Barca who leave with the points this evening El Clasico, page 141 St Helens -16 v Harlequins 3pts 8-11 Ladbrokes St Helens are unlikely to go easy on Super League's cellar-dwellers Rugby league, page 124 Biarritz -5 v Ospreys 3pts 10-11 Hills, Stan James The Basque side are scoring for fun and will be fired up by a partisan home crowd Rugby union, page 125
Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, secretary of the Council of Guardians, told worshippers at Friday prayers that police and other security forces must not go easy on those men and women in detention for roles in the post-election protests.
Trade Representative Ron Kirk has asked Brazil to go easy on up to $800 million in trade reprisals it can impose on the United States under a World Trade Organization ruling on U.
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