take it easy


: to relax and avoid hard work or strain
The doctor told her she should take it easy for a while.
: to stay or become calm and unexcited
usually used as a command
Take it easy, Joe. Everything is going to be just fine.

Examples of take it easy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the meantime, take care and take it easy for a while. Marianne Garvey, CNN, 11 Apr. 2023 The supporting cast was able to pick it up, but 24 got to take it easy for a game. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2023 Northwestern fans didn't take it easy on Indiana basketball senior guard Miller Kopp during Wednesday's game. Evan Frank, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Feb. 2023 Its colorful, pop-art sheen belies a white-knuckle score-attack gauntlet that does not take it easy on the player. Clayton Purdom, Chron, 8 Dec. 2022 Air quality may be Code Orange, so those with respiratory sensitivities may want to take it easy and avoid being outside for long. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 3 July 2022 The bluish purple flower favors poor, dry soil, so take it easy on the water and fertilizer. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 27 June 2022 Popular hikes in Red River Gorge There are more than 60 miles of trails, and that means there's something for hikers who want to take it easy as well as challenging climbs for experienced hikers. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 23 Apr. 2023 Before the start of the run, Ritzenhein advised Obiri to take it easy. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 16 Apr. 2023 See More

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

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