ease back

ease back

1. To pull something back slowly and carefully. Whoa, ease back on the joystick before you break the whole controller!
2. To adopt a more lenient approach. I think you need to ease back on your punishment. I mean, it's not like he got into serious trouble.
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ease back

(on something) to move something back slowly and carefully. (Usually refers to a throttle or some other control on an airplane or other vehicle.) Ann eased back on the throttle and slowed down. Please ease back on the volume control a little. You will deafen us.
See also: back, ease

ease back

v.
1. To move something backward slowly and gently: The pilot eased back the control stick and the plane began to rise. You'll be more comfortable in the airplane if you ease the seat back and take a nap. I realized I was speeding, so I eased back on the accelerator.
2. To act with less intensity or severity: The school has eased back on punishments for being late. The teachers were criticizing the students very harshly, so the principal asked them to ease back.
See also: back, ease
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Goldman Sachs (GS) and JPMorgan (JPM) have followed through on their promise from last year to ease back on the "intern-recruiting madness," but other rivals "haven't' followed, which may set the two investment banks back compared to the rest of the other peers, says Liz Hoffman, of the Wall Street Journal.
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It's a good way for people to make some extra income during the holidays or ease back into working.
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There is hope that inflation will begin to ease back after November as the impact of the pound's plunge since the Brexit vote begins to pass, which would come as welcome respite from this year's squeeze on household finances.
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This year we had a little bit of room to ease back a bit and we promised people that we would ease back a bit.
Coach Francis Cummins wants to ease back his Australian centre with Championship neighbours, Dewsbury Rams - but red tape will not allow it.
He also assured the lawmakers that he would not allow struggling countries to ease back on economic reforms.
This can ease back pain, sciatica and even help with the labour.
songs, so they might pitch their trash bag tents in peace and ease back
However, costs may ease back this year as the world's economy slows, dampening demand.