Definition of take it easy in English:

take it easy

phrase

  • 1Proceed in a calm and relaxed manner.

    • ‘He said just, you know, be calm, take it easy.’
    • ‘You need to be comfortable and relaxed, so take it easy.’
    • ‘Well, in any case, you've got another few weeks around him, so I say take it easy.’
    • ‘The little question mark at the end was left in the air to imply that we are relaxed about this, so take it easy, take it easy.’
    • ‘Larry, I think everyone should just kind of relax, take it easy.’
    • ‘At one point in my career, I started to realise that I should take it easy, I should calm down.’
    • ‘It forces me to calm down, take it easy, and take every shot at a time, and forget the bad ones, which of course there are many.’
    • ‘‘Hey wow, calm down, take it easy girl,’ I said holding my hands up in self-defence.’
    • ‘‘Dude, take it easy, I was just messing around,’ Ryan wiped a little blood from his nose.’
    • ‘How can I take it easy when Mark is off sneaking around with God knows who?’
    relax, unwind, loosen up, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, repose, put one's feet up, take time off, take time out, slack off, be at leisure, take one's leisure, take one's ease, laze, luxuriate, do nothing, sit back, lounge, loll, slump, flop, idle, loaf, enjoy oneself, amuse oneself, play, entertain oneself
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  • 2Make little effort; rest.

    • ‘The application of aspirin and bed rest pulled him through it by midday today and he took it easy for the rest of the day, getting better by the hour.’
    • ‘I decided to just relax and I took it easy all weekend long.’
    • ‘I've been relaxing around Madrid, taking it easy, enjoying the lie-ins and the food, not to mention the one or two drinks at night.’
    • ‘Having done all the hard work, the time before kick-off on Saturday is a case of taking it easy, eating, resting and sleeping.’
    • ‘I rose at 8:30 and am here loafing around taking it easy with my cup of tea and reading the newspaper.’
    • ‘Basically, it's been a day and a half of taking it easy and ambling around in the heat.’
    • ‘Since Christmas Day - just two days ago - I've been ‘chilling out’, relaxing and taking it easy.’
    • ‘He was clearly still taking it easy and trying to relax.’
    • ‘Work was pretty busy this past week and then Thursday I got sick and have been mostly taking it easy around the house since then.’
    • ‘Clearly both players preferred to take it easy and rest for their semi-finals.’
    relax, unwind, loosen up, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, repose, put one's feet up, take time off, take time out, slack off, be at leisure, take one's leisure, take one's ease, laze, luxuriate, do nothing, sit back, lounge, loll, slump, flop, idle, loaf, enjoy oneself, amuse oneself, play, entertain oneself
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