ease up(redirected from ease up on something)
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.
ease up (on someone or something)
To reduce the pressure or urgency placed on a person, thing, action, or situation. Ease up on the brakes there, we don't want to come to a stop that fast. Would you ease up already? I know I messed up the account, and I don't need you berating me for it further. Ease up on Samantha, she's under a lot of pressure at home.
(on someone or something ) Go to ease off (on someone or something).