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take it easy (1)

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase take it easy (1)

Meaning

You can say this if someone's showing signs of stress and they need to relax.

For example

  • Anna was starting to panic because we couldn't find her passport, so I said, "Hey, take it easy. It'll be here somewhere."

  • "Oh, God. They're going to find the drugs. I know it!"
    "Take it easy, will you! If you look nervous, they'll get suspicious. Chill, OK?"

Quick Quiz

I said, "Hey, take it easy! It's OK." My friend was

a. looking very nervous

b. looking very relaxed

c. looking very bored

Contributor: Matt Errey