go easy on


: to treat (someone) in a way that is not harsh or demanding
The students might respond better if the teacher went (a little) easy on them.
: to use less of (something)
My doctor said to go easy on fatty foods.

Examples of go easy on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some rights groups worried that the firm would go easy on Facebook because one of its human rights lawyers at the time, Brittan Heller, was married to Gleicher, Facebook’s head of security policy. Gerry Shih, Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2023 Plus, as someone who enjoys spending time outdoors, but has sensitive skin and allergies to bites and stings, Sherri has a special interest in finding the right mosquito repellents that will not only do the job but go easy on her skin. Staff Author, Verywell Health, 2 Aug. 2023 Did the Justice Department go easy on Hunter Biden, or treat him like anyone in his situation? Harold Maass, The Week, 24 June 2023 Or, go easy on yourself with a laptop backpack that shoulders your computer, books and other miscellaneous items. Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2023 Just remember, the crowning moment of the class is a blistering hot lap with an unleashed instructor in an AMG GT-R, so go easy on lunch. Marco Della Cava, Robb Report, 27 Apr. 2023 Gomez, meanwhile, seemed to call for people to go easy on Mrs. Bieber after the interview aired. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 22 Oct. 2022 As Spike could tell her, the Syndicate doesn’t go easy on runaways. Scott Meslow, Vulture, 20 Nov. 2021 But go easy on the chips, because too much hickory smoke can add a bitter note to your meat. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 11 Oct. 2021 See More

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

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