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ease off

1. To become less harsh or severe. I think you need to ease off on your punishment. I mean, it's not like he got into serious trouble. When did the weatherman say this thunderstorm is supposed to ease off?
2. To lessen slowly over time. I think you should try to sell your house now because skyrocketing prices in the area will probably ease off soon.
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ease off (on someone or something)

 and ease up (on someone or something)
to reduce the urgency with which one deals with someone or something; to put less pressure on someone or something. Ease off on John. He has been yelled at enough today. Yes, please ease off. I can't stand any more. Tell them to ease up on the horses. They are getting tired.
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ease off

(on someone or something ) and ease up (on someone or something ) to reduce the urgency with which one deals with someone or something; to put less pressure on someone or something. Ease off on John. He has been yelled at enough today. Yes, please ease off. I can't stand any more. Tell them to ease up on the horses. They are getting tired.
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ease off

[for something] to diminish. The rain began to ease off. The storm seems to have eased off a little.
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ease off

1. Also, ease up. Lessen in severity, relax; abate. For example, I wish you'd ease off on Harold; he's doing the best he can, or The wind's eased up so I think the storm is just about over. [Late 1800s] Also see let up.
2. Fall away, gradually decrease, as in The market's easing off, so we may get some stocks more cheaply. [Late 1800s]
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ease off

v.
1. To diminish gradually in intensity or severity: My headache eased off after I took an aspirin.
2. To move away from someone or something slowly and carefully: The snake eased off from the mongoose. Better ease off—they have a gun.
3. To treat someone less severely: The principal eased off on the student and only gave a warning. The coach has made us practice very hard and hasn't eased off for days.
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It might be easy to react and think we need to work harder on the lineout because of the stats, but however well or otherwise you do, you can't ease off.
And while 19% an as 19% think he should ease off, another 22% believe his cuts should be tougher.
Please letters to 150 Don't forget to This follows last month''s instruction, from President Obama, to the country''s prosecutors to ease off medical cannabis prosecutions.
McFadden said: "I think there is momentum when you come up to the Premier League from the Championship in the first season and some teams may ease off in the second term.
She said: "We'll definitely have to ease off on trips to the hair salon.
The good news was the rain was expected to ease off with drier spells expected towards the weekend.
He's feeling something enough for us just to ease off and not take any chances.
Riding Hyperalert for Mark Johnston, Chin was clear entering the final furlong but appeared to ease off for a couple of strides close home and was caught on the line by Tom Queally on the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Eta Draconis.
Red-faced councillors told the officers to ease off the elderly and disabled after drivers complained they were being targeted as they tried to collect their pensions.
And a 1990 internal memo from parks officials to lifeguards directs them to ease off and ticket boaters only after the third infraction, a move parks officials said at the time was aimed at over- zealous lifeguards and one that the lifeguards said never was rescinded.
But Drogheda were in no mood to ease off as Breen struck for his late treble.
Instead, they need to relax and just let their kids be, says Carl Honore, author of new book Under Pressure, which encourages parents to ease off and just trust their instincts.
We have seen players before, when they start getting the recognition, they ease off in their team work, and very quickly they die," he warned.
CARDIFF are flying high after their Heineken Cup success over Stade Francais, but coach Dai Young is unlikely to let them ease off the gas as they face Newport - Gwent Dragons at the Arms Park this afternoon.
Dearden said: "I can confidently predict we will be in this league again next season but I don't want us to ease off because of that.