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ease down

To physically lower someone or something slowly and carefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ease" and "down." The paramedics eased the skydiver down from the tree and then began evaluating his injuries.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

ease (someone or something) down

(from something ) to bring someone or something downward from something gently. The rescuers eased the injured hiker down from the mountain. They eased down the hiker carefully.
See also: down, ease
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The more he drank cocktails, the more he was compelled to drink in order to get the desired result, the inhibitions that eased him down from the concert pitch of his operations.
At the same time one hand pressed him back toward the pillow while the other caught him from behind and eased him down.
And even as they eased him down upon the blankets his snores were rising on the frosty air.
Racing for Bowen's father Peter on his two starts since, Lotus Pond was much more impressive than the length winning margin suggests as Sean Bowen eased him down significantly near the finish.
The 11-year-old may have lost a yard of pace since winning the Prix de l'Abbaye in his pomp, but the handicapper has taken note and eased him down the ratings.
His rider, David Condon, was looking round for any threats a long way from the winning post and, after taking the lead in the home straight, he eased him down to beat Tijuana Dancer by four and a half lengths.
Obviously he had a tough race at Ascot and we eased him down a little bit," O'Brien said.
Jimwil quickened in style from the rear of the field to lead over a furlong out and, having burst clear, Neil Brown eased him down in the last 75 yards.
The Pat Hughes-trained eight-yearold took it up four fences from home under Philip Carberry and the rider eased him down in the shadow of the post to beat Oulart.
Things did not go his way in the sprint, though, and after suffering severe traffic problems when making his challenge a furlong from home, Richard Hughes eased him down.
He was beaten quite a way, but that could be misleading as Richard Hills eased him down when it was plain he was going to be third-best on the day.
"He has broken a blood vessel and Tony eased him down when he felt something was wrong.
He was beaten 65 lengths as Conor O'Dwyer eased him down before the final flight.
Marcus Foley had Lady Of Fortune in command at the final flight and then eased him down towards the post for a comfortable seven-length victory.
Although vigorously ridden by Jamie Spencer in the straight, the response was limited, to say the least, and the rider had eased him down a furlong out, situation accepted.