to go easy with

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - go easy with

"to go easy with 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 with

"to go easy with something"

to use sparingly


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - go easy with

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 with 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 with

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 with 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 with - Usage:


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to go easy with - Gerund Form:

Going easy with a new employee is OK.

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

to go easy with - Examples:

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

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

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

4)  So go easy with yourself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12)  I find going easy with 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 with the rich, no government has done more for the poor.

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

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

16)  I hope the government goes easy with you!

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

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

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

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