go easy on (sb)INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase go easy on (sb)
to not punish, berate or criticize someone too severely
- After she saw my grades, Mum called Dad and said, "Go easy on him, Len. He did his best."
- The judge said, "I could go easy on you, but I won't. Stealing is a serious crime."
The referee had "gone easy on" the player. He had
Contributor: Matt Errey