to go easy on

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - go easy on

"to go easy on someone"

to treat someone in a gentle way especially when they have done something wrong


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - go easy on

"to go easy on something"

to use sparingly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go easy on

Two executives are talking ...

Executive 1:  How's your new assistant working out?

Executive 2:  Really well.  She's making her fair share of mistakes but she tries really hard.  I don't really get upset with her at all.

Executive 1:  That's a good idea to go easy on a new employee.  I find that you get the best work out of people when you are gentle with them.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - go easy on

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Can you give me some makeup advice please?

Friend 2:  You can put on a good solid lipstick but go easy on the rest of your makeup.

Friend 1:  You mean don't put too much other makeup?

Friend 2:  Yes. Use it sparingly, otherwise you'll look like you are trying too hard.

to go easy on - Usage:


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to go easy on - Gerund Form:

Going easy on the new employee is OK.

Going easy on the toothpaste when it is running low is a good idea.

to go easy on - Examples:

1)  Some stylistic advice: go easy on the adjectives and adverbs.

2)  Most of us know to go easy on saturated fat, the kind found in meat and high-fat dairy products.

3)  You think Washington will go easy on us if we make the playoffs.

4)  So go easy on yourself.

5)  Note: OK this is my first story so go easy on me.

6)  Google needs to go easy on us little small businesses as we are their bread and butter.

7)  You want a lightweight desktop that will go easy on your aging old system?

8)  Take responsibility " and confess the judge will be impressed by your honesty and go easy on you.

9)  Go easy on him, Thalia. Percy's just slow.

10)  As long as I do all that AND stay hydrated, AND go easy on the junk-food, I'm lookin' good!

11)  On the topic of going easy on yourself, don't plan too many weightlifting workouts per week.

12)  I find going easy on myself and getting out and about really helps my inspiration to come.

13)  The alleviation of poverty is where it counts, and, in spite of going easy on the rich, no government has done more for the poor.

14)  Crime is bad but politicians have made it worse by going easy on criminals.

15)  Don't think I'm going easy on you.

16)  I hope the government goes easy on you!

17)  Cusk goes easy on the details of the actual separation.

18)  After all, if an administrator goes easy on the security, countless hooligans are just waiting to break in to the network.

19)  A lot of supporters went easy on him because of van Persie's goal scoring heroics.

20)  You should have backed down when I went easy on you!