at ease

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at (one's) ease

In a relaxed, comfortable, unencumbered, unembarrassed, and/or unanxious position, manner, or situation. I want you to be at your ease here, so please ask for anything that will make your stay more enjoyable. I'm not under too much pressure; they told me to submit the report at my ease.
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at ease

1. Calm and comfortable with a particular task or in a certain environment. She seems much more at ease now that she's been doing her new job for a month. Kids are usually at ease once they become accustomed to the routine of kindergarten.
2. In relaxed posture, as of soldiers in the military. At ease, gentlemen!
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at ease

without worry or anxiety. The performer is at ease on the stage. After she had met a few people, Mary felt at ease with the group.
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at ease

1. Also, at one's ease. Comfortable, relaxed, unembarrassed, as in I always feel at ease in my grandmother's house. The related idiom put at ease means "make comfortable, reassure," as in I was worried that the letter would not arrive in time, but the postmaster put me at ease . [1300s] For the antonym, see ill at ease.
2. In a relaxed position in military ranks. The phrase is often used as a command for troops standing at attention to relax, as in At ease, squadron. The command stand at ease is slightly different. A British military dictionary of 1802 described it as standing with the right foot drawn back about six inches and one's weight put on it. An American version is to stand with one's feet slightly apart and the hands clasped behind one's back.
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(stand) at ˈease

(in the military) used as a command to soldiers to tell them to stand with their feet apart and their hands behind their backs
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at (your) ˈease

relaxed and confident and not nervous or embarrassed: I never feel completely at ease with him. OPPOSITE: ill at ease
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at ease

1. In a relaxed position, especially standing silently at rest with the right foot stationary: put the soldiers at ease while waiting for inspection.
2. Used as a command for troops to assume a relaxed position.
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And any late nerves were put at ease when, with just five minutes to go, a brilliant break by livewire winger Cheshire saw him denied just short of the line but he still managed to pass inside to Brazier who finished off.
The people hope some kind of authority can be established and the police will be deployed so we can be put at ease.
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For Erdoy-an to truly be put at ease, the AKP would need to work a miracle, somehow pulling in 400 MP seats at the June 7 elections.
We were instantly treated professionally and respectfully, put at ease while they informed us throughout about the work they were carrying out on her husband.
I still remember the nerves like it was yesterday but they were soon put at ease by the staff team and carers at Canine Partners Southern Centre.
Dr Al Mahmoud said members of the community volunteering their time in this way helped them very much, as most of the time the women at the centre were put at ease by speaking in their own language.
The nerves I had were put at ease with the fantastic crew members, the captain and all the passengers," said Mackinnon.
Levin, who traveled with a small group of seven Americans to tour Iran for 16 days in 2011, admits he was "apprehensive at first but was put at ease by the kindness and warmth of the Iranians" during his stay.
Upon meeting the AlphaDogs team, Cesar's concerns with the audio were put at ease.
His Beatitude concluded by praying for peace in the whole world, and for the bereaved to be put at ease.
Sharon was worried about going on her own but was soon put at ease.
Zerilli really cares about is that the body be found and these people be put at ease that the body and remains have finally been found," Chasnick said to the Chicago Tribune.
In the ideal world, my mind would have been put at ease if there was a central bureau in which people could check early if their identity has been misused to take out loans, open new credit cards and bank accounts or launder some money.
By buying into the theory that he was dehydrated and then following all the steps to address it, Harrington's methodical mind was put at ease.