Idiom: go easy
Idiom: go easy on someone / something
- be gentle and mild with someone (e.g., don't punish them too much or criticize them harshly)
- don't take or use too much of something
- My daughter is starting her first job tomorrow and I hope they will go easy on her.
- Please go easy on the new accountant so she won't quit after the first week.
- Please go easy on Michelle. Even though she stole the money, she admitted she did it and has already started paying us back.
- I'm relieved my professor went easy on me when I explained why my paper was late.
- I asked the masseuse to go easy on me but he still applied too much pressure and now my muscles are really sore.
- The judge went easy on my client and only gave her probation since it was her first offense.
- The bar tender needs to tell that group to go easy on the tequila shots—they're getting out of control over there.
- I wish I had gone easy on the buffalo wings last night. I ate so many and they were so greasy that my stomach is really upset right now.
- Go easy on the salsa! It has a lot of red onions and that's a problem for your heartburn.
- The doctor told me to go easy on salt because I've got pre-hypertension.
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