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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.
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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.
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Howard Archer, chief economic adviser at the EY Item Club, said the slight loss of momentum in the manufacturing sector points to UK growth easing back to 0.
However, there has been an easing back in new buyer enquiries from high levels over the past three months.
Julys producer price data was relatively muted, thereby fuelling hopes that price pressures are easing back further down the supply chain.
4% in the final three months to 2017 - the highest level since early 2012 - before gradually easing back towards the bank's 2% target.
Summary: Official figures are expected to reveal UK unemployment easing back further, but will do little to ease fears of a "jobless recovery".
4 per cent fall in output between July and September, the Bank forecast a faster growth rate for the economy over the next two years, peaking at around four per cent year-on-year in the middle of 2011 before easing back to about three per cent.
Although it is easing back the pace of QE, policymakers decided a bigger spur to the economy was needed to help hit the 2% inflation target amid prospects of a "slow recovery".
London September cocoa futures soared to a new 22-year peak of pounds 1,736 a tonne, up pounds 31, in brisk volume of 7,398 lots, before easing back slightly to stand at pounds 1,730, up pounds 25.
THE price of crude oil showed no sign of easing back yesterday, after touching EUR100 a barrel in trading on Wednesday night.
However, the Midwest recycler says he's already feeling the effects of Wellman's consolidation plan as the company is easing back on post-consumer PET purchases.
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The Racing Post's report states that Bobs Memory was distracted by Kilmac Shadow who, according to your report, veered towards Bobs Memory, resulting in the later easing back.
But in spite of this modest revival in residual values, the average second hand prices for three-year-old cars currently remain around pounds 325 behind the level seen at the start of 2005 and EurotaxGlass forecasts values will start easing back at slightly faster in the coming months.
Freshman Will Harris, easing back into action, re-injured his sprained ankle.
Speak to your director about easing back into your former roles.