take things easy

take things easy

1. To be cautious, calm, or gentle. Whoa, whoa, take things easy! You're going way too fast in here! I told John to take things easy and stop worrying about everything.
2. To be relaxed; to not expend too much effort. I'm just going to take things easy this weekend, maybe go to a movie or a play. Why don't you take things easy for a little while? We don't need to leave for another two hours.
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take things easy

 
1. to live well and comfortably. I'll be glad when I can make enough money to take things easy. I make enough to take things easy.
2. to relax temporarily and recuperate. The doctor says I'm supposed to take things easy for a while. I want you to take it easy until the stitches heal.
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take it/things ˈeasy

(informal) relax and avoid working too hard or doing too much; not get angry, excited, etc: Bob’s still running the business on his own. He really ought to be taking things easy at his age.Take it easy, Jenny! There’s no need to get so annoyed. OPPOSITE: be hard at it
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take things easy

1. tv. to live well and comfortably. I’ll be glad when I can make enough money to take things easy.
2. tv. to relax temporarily and recuperate. The doctor says I’m supposed to take things easy for a while.
See also: easy, take, thing
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I was never going to take things easy today," he added, "and the way he won there I doubt that any of those who finished behind him could beat him in the Leger.
We are going to take things easy," Scary Spice said.