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It's here in this old radio play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOr3VaEqoDI&feature=share&list=UUJJ-L-Gxh432qktFvkFV6VA

at 1:53

The man says: "Easy does it."

What does that mean?

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It is an idiomatic expression that means "slow down"; the man is saying to use a more "easy" effort. The expression is used when someone is doing something too quickly and might make a mistake because of speed, such as when moving heavy objects or cutting something. (Literally, an easy effort will do the job, but a hasty one might cause a problem.)

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    it can also mean, more generally, "relax" – horatio Sep 27 '13 at 17:02

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