ease out of (something)(redirected from eased them out of)
ease out of (something)
1. To physically remove someone or something from something slowly and carefully. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ease" and "out." The paramedics eased the skydiver out of the tree and then began evaluating his injuries.
2. To prompt someone to leave something, such as a job, without much attention or fuss. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ease" and "out." The knowledge that I would likely be fired helped to ease me out of my position.
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ease someone out of somethingand ease someone out
1. . Lit. to get someone out of something carefully. The paramedics eased the injured man out of the wreckage. Please ease out the patient carefully.
2. Fig. to get someone out of an office or position quietly and without much embarrassment. We eased the sheriff out of office with out a fight. The board eased out the chairman by offering him a huge bonus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.