let (someone) down easy/gently


: to give someone unpleasant news in a gentle or kind way
I knew I had to fire her, but I was trying to think of a way to let her down easy.

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“Let (someone) down easy/gently.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/let%20%28someone%29%20down%20easy%2Fgently. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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