go easy

go easy

1. To act with prudence or caution. Go easy lifting those boxes into the attic; you don't want to throw your back out again!
2. To treat or handle gently; to not be overly critical or negative. I know you're upset about the TV, but go easy on the kids. It was just an accident. I know you like to give honest feedback, but go easy, she spent all week writing that paper.
3. To use or take a small or appropriate amount of something. You really should go easy on the fried food. It can't be good for your health. Go easy! I don't like my food too salty.
See also: easy, go

go easy

1. Act or proceed with caution, as in Go easy moving that bookcase, or Go easy on the subject of layoffs. [Late 1800s] Also see easy does it; take it easy.
2. go easy with or on ; go light on. Use sparingly, as in Go easy with the makeup; a little lipstick is enough, or Go light on the salt. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
See also: easy, go
References in classic literature ?
They will turn to you, don't fail them, and if it's hard to work alone, remember that I don't forget you, and that you'll be happier in doing that than writing splendid books or seeing all the world, for love is the only thing that we can carry with us when we go, and it makes the go easy."
"He has to go easy, now, an' I ain't a-forcin' him none.
For heaven's sake, go easy!" he cried, as he dragged him back.
EMMERDALE ITV, 7pm Jai is ready for some tough talk HE'S managed to stop Manpreet from leaving, convincing her to stay and support Rishi, but that doesn't mean Jai is going to go easy on the pair of them and he delivers some hard truths.
Gers boss Steven Gerrard has vowed to go easy on Arfield over the next couple of weeks.
Why not encourage decent shops to come to Loughborough and go easy on the huge rates our shops have to pay for the upkeep of our borough council who more than likely will pass the proposed applications.
"Do not be naive, ignorance is not a defence and the force and the courts will not go easy on you just because you didn't realise what you'd bought was illegal."
The 52-year old posted a video of him urging the media to do a favour on him and go easy on his upcoming event.
Summary: Being spoilt for choice also means being able to go easy on their pockets
Meanwhile, new judge Shirley warned she will not go easy on the celebrity dancers - as they've had "weeks to prepare".
On every religious occasion israel claims that it ill go easy on Palestinians allowing them to visit jerusalem and offering them facilities.
Go easy on 'emhave say, one or two or three over the course of eight daysand have a healthy Hanukkah.
I told them to go easy on that, especially on senior citizens and persons with disabilities,' said Recto.
Amir has been criticised by some International players who think he does not deserve to represent country again and some of them are his Pakistani team-mates but Shoaib has asked them to go easy on the youngster.