take it easy on

take it easy on (someone, something, or an animal)

to be gentle on someone, something, or an animal. Take it easy on Mary. She's been sick. Please take it easy on the furniture. It has to last us many years.
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take it easy on something

Fig. to use less of something (rather than more). Take it easy on the soup. There's just enough for one serving for each person. Please take it easy! There are hardly any left.
See also: easy, on, take