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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

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

INFORMAL
COMMON
1. If you take it easy, you rest and do not do anything that needs a lot of energy. Note: In the first idiom below, ABC is pronounced `a b c', as if you are spelling it out. Take it easy, Bob. Work can wait. The seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Columbia are taking it easy today, following six full days of medical research. Note: In British English, you can also tell someone to take things easy. She has been advised by her doctor to take things easy.
2. You can say take it easy as a way of saying `goodbye'. Note: In the first idiom below, ABC is pronounced `a b c', as if you are spelling it out. `Thanks. See you later.' `Take it easy. Don't do anything I wouldn't do.'
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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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