easy on


: not harsh or severe in punishing or criticizing
I think they're being too easy on the vandals.

Examples of easy on in a Sentence

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“Easy on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/easy%20on. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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