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Take it easy.

 
1. Inf. Good-bye and be careful. Mary: Bye-bye. Bill: See you, Mary. Take it easy. Sue: Take it easy, Tom. Tom: Bye, Sue. Seeyou soon.
2. Inf. Be gentle.; Treat someone carefully. Sue: Then I want you to move the piano and turn all the mattresses. Andy: Come on. Take it easy! I'm not made of steel, you know. Henry: Oh, I'm pooped. Alice: You just need a little rest and you'll feel as good as new. Just take it easy.
3. Inf. Calm down.; Relax.; Do not get excited. Andy: I am so mad I could blow my top! Rachel: Now, now. Take it easy. What's wrong? Mary could see that Sally was very upset at the news. "Now, just take it easy," said Mary. "It can't be all that bad."
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take it easy

1. to rest and relax She said I looked really tired, and told me to take it easy.
2. to be calm and not get too excited or angry I know you're upset, but you just take it easy, I'll make you some tea, and you can tell me all about it.
Usage notes: often used as an instruction: Now just take it easy and stop waving that knife around.
3. (spoken) goodbye take care (of yourself) “Well, it was nice talking to you. Take it easy.” “You too. Bye-bye.”
Usage notes: used to end a conversation
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take it easy

to relax and not use up too much energy You'd better take it easy for a while - you don't want to get ill again.
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take it easy

Don't hurry, proceed at a comfortable pace, relax. For example, Take it easy-we don't have to be there till noon, or Bruce decided to take it easy this weekend and put off working on the house. [Mid-1800s]
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take it easy

1. tv. relax and take care. They told me to take it easy for a few days.
2. exclam. Let up!; Not so hard!; Be gentle! (Usually Take it easy!) Take it easy; he’s just a kid!
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