take it easy


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Verb1.take it easy - settle into a comfortable sitting position
relax, decompress, unwind, loosen up, slow down, unbend - become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"
Translations
هَوّن عَليك!
slappe af
lassan a testtel!
nenamáhať sa
kendini yormamaksıkıntıya sokmamak

ease

(iːz) noun
1. freedom from pain or from worry or hard work. a lifetime of ease.
2. freedom from difficulty. He passed his exam with ease.
3. naturalness. ease of manner.
verb
1. to free from pain, trouble or anxiety. A hot bath eased his tired limbs.
2. (often with off) to make or become less strong, less severe, less fast etc. The pain has eased (off); The driver eased off as he approached the town.
3. to move (something heavy or awkward) gently or gradually in or out of position. They eased the wardrobe carefully up the narrow staircase.
ˈeasily adverb
1. without difficulty. She won the race easily.
2. by far. This is easily the best book I've read this year.
3. very probably. It may easily rain tomorrow.
ˈeasiness noun
ˈeasy adjective
1. not difficult. This is an easy job (to do).
2. free from pain, trouble, anxiety etc. He had an easy day at the office.
3. friendly. an easy manner/smile.
4. relaxed; leisurely. The farmer walked with an easy stride.
interjection
a command to go or act gently. Easy! You'll fall if you run too fast.
easy chair
a chair that is soft and comfortable, eg an armchair.
ˌeasy-ˈgoing adjective
not inclined to worry.
at ease
free from anxiety or embarrassment. He is completely at ease among strangers.
easier said than done
more difficult than it at first seems. Getting seats for the theatre is easier said than done.
go easy on
to be careful with. Go easy on the wine – there won't be enough for the rest of the guests.
stand at ease
(eg soldiers) to stand with legs apart and hands clasped behind the back.
take it easy
not to work etc hard or energetically; to avoid using much effort. The doctor told him to take it easy.
take one's ease
to make oneself comfortable; to relax. There he was – taking his ease in his father's chair!
References in classic literature ?
I'm getting to be a old bird, and I want to take it easy.