take it easy

Idiom

take it easy

Definition

This idiom is used to tell someone to not be so tense or to slow down and relax.

Examples

Take it easy – there’s no need to worry about it right now.

I know you’re stressed about the exam, but take it easy – you’ll do great!

Origin

This phrase first appeared in the early 20th century in the United States, and was popularized by the song ‘Take It Easy’ by country singer Eddie Rabbitt in 1978.

Faqs

What does ‘take it easy’ mean?

Can I use ‘take it easy’ to tell someone to be more relaxed?