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easy does it

1. Proceed slowly and carefully. Easy does it, guys—you're moving a priceless piece of art!
2. Calm down. Whoa, easy does it, Fred—it's not the server's fault that you don't like your food.
See also: does, easy
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Easy does it.

 
1. Move slowly and carefully. Bill (holding one end of a large crate): It's really tight in this doorway. Bob (holding the other end): Easy does it. Take your time. Nurse (holding Sue's arm): Easy does it. These first few steps are the hardest. Sue: I didn't know I was so weak.
2. Calm down.; Don't lose your temper. John: I'm so mad I could scream. Bob: Easy does it, John. No need to get so worked up. Sue (frantic): Where is my camera? My passport is gone too! Fred: Easy does it, Sue. I think you have someone else's purse.
See also: does, easy
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

easy does it

Go carefully, don't hurry, as in That chest is heavy, so easy does it. [1920s] Also see go easy.
See also: does, easy
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

easy does it

approach a task carefully and slowly. informal
See also: does, easy
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ˌeasy/ˌgently/ˌslowly ˈdoes it

(informal) used for telling somebody to be careful, calm, etc: Easy does it! Just lift it a little bit and I think it’ll go through the door.
See also: does, easy, gently, slowly
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Easy does it

1. phr. Calm down.; Relax. Easy does it! Relax and go slow!
2. phr. Be gentle.; Handle with care. Easy does it. Two people can handle this heavy old thing if they go slow.
See also: does, easy
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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