go light on(redirected from go light on him)
go light on (someone)
To treat someone delicately, gently, or leniently; to not criticize, punish, or berate someone too harshly. Ah, go light on Bill, it's only his first day in the office.
go light on (something)
To use something sparingly; to use less of something than normal. I hope this horror movie goes light on the gore. I'll have the salad, but please go light on the dressing.
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go light on
1. To use, acquire, or consume in small or moderate amounts: go light on the garlic.
2. To treat leniently.
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