go easy on (sth)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase go easy on (sth)

Meaning

to not use, eat, or drink too much of something

For example

  • My doctor said, "If you want to lose weight, go easy on sugar and desserts."

  • We were nearly out of paper, so I said, "Go easy on the printing, guys."

Quick Quiz

"Go easy on the milk, kids." They could

a. not have any milk

b. only have a little milk

c. have as much as they wanted

Contributor: Matt Errey