take it easy

take it easy  {v. phr.},  {informal}
To go or act slowly, carefully, and gently. — Often used with "on".
Take it easy. The roads are icy.
"Go easy," said Billy to the other boys carrying the table down the stairs.
"Take it easy on John and don't scold him too much," said Mrs. Jones to Mr. Jones.
Go easy on the cake. There isn't much left.
To avoid hard work or worry; have an easy time; live in comfort.
The doctor said that Bob would have to take things easy for awhile after he had his tonsils out.
Barbara likes to take it easy.
Grandfather will retire from his job next year and take things easy.
Mr. Wilson has just made a lot of money and can take things easy now.
Categories: time {informal} {v. phr.}