Idiom: go easy
Idiom: go easy on someone / something
- be gentle and mild with someone (e.g., don't punish them too much or criticize them harshly)
- don't take or use too much of something
- My daughter is starting her first job tomorrow and I hope they will go easy on her.
- Please go easy on the new accountant so she won't quit after the first week.
- Please go easy on Michelle. Even though she stole the money, she admitted she did it and has already started paying us back.
- I'm relieved my professor went easy on me when I explained why my paper was late.
- I asked the masseuse to go easy on me but he still applied too much pressure and now my muscles are really sore.
- The judge went easy on my client and only gave her probation since it was her first offense.
- The bar tender needs to tell that group to go easy on the tequila shots—they're getting out of control over there.
- I wish I had gone easy on the buffalo wings last night. I ate so many and they were so greasy that my stomach is really upset right now.
- Go easy on the salsa! It has a lot of red onions and that's a problem for your heartburn.
- The doctor told me to go easy on salt because I've got pre-hypertension.
More idioms will be added in the future so check back frequently or sign-up for my free newsletter to learn about new updates to my website.
Your turn to use the idiom "go easy"
Practice makes progress. It's your turn to use this idiom in your own sample sentence. I will provide feedback to make sure you use the idiom correctly.
> Main idioms list
> idiom: go easy