go light on (someone)

go light on (someone)

To treat someone delicately, gently, or leniently; to not criticize, punish, or berate someone too harshly. Ah, go light on Bill, it's only his first day in the office.
See also: light, on

go light on

1. To use, acquire, or consume in small or moderate amounts: go light on the garlic.
2. To treat leniently.
See also: light, on