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    #1

    Take it easy.

    Sam: Hi, how are you?
    Peter: I am fine, Thank you, and you?
    Sam:Not too bad.

    Then they talk for sometime.

    Amanda joins in, Sam introduces Amanda to Peter.

    Amanda: would you guys like to have coffee?

    Sam: do you have some quids?
    Amanda checks into her purse and says yes.

    Peter:but I got some work and I will have to rush, you please carry on.

    Sam appears a bit confused because of Peter's stand and after a moment he says to Peter: Take it easy peter, see you later.

    I would like to ask you what did Sam mean by Take it easy in this context? Was he disappointed because Peter was not joining in for coffee? or was it too blunt on Peter's part to refuse to join?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Take it easy.

    No, it doesn't mean that.
    That's mean it's just a wish of Sam to Peter, like take care ^^
    The idiom means: Do your job carefully

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    #3

    Re: Take it easy.

    May I please just guess too?
    1. A superficial explanation: it was just ironic saying "don't work too much, don't overwork yourself!"
    2. Peter (what a sexist! ) refuses from the coffee he can't pay for. Sam, recovered of confusion, recommends him not to take that serious such minor things as who pays and whether he has cash on him, for being social.
    Last edited by trans; 22-Feb-2007 at 13:23.

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    Re: Take it easy.

    No, no, I've found on the The Idiom Connection - take it easy mean to relax


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    Re: Take it easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    No, no, I've found on the The Idiom Connection - take it easy mean to relax
    That is one translation, though in this case 'don't work too hard' or 'don't get stressed' is closer to the mark. If Peter actually relaxed at work, he would probably lose his job.

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    #6

    Re: Take it easy.

    That means Sam said it oronically, didn't he?


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    Re: Take it easy.

    Quote Originally Posted by explorelang View Post
    That means Sam said it oronically, didn't he?
    Not necessarily, he may have been genuinely concerned that Peter was working too hard.

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