take it easy

To take it easy means to settle into a comfortable sitting position in a literal sense, but is also used figuratively. When someone tells you to take it easy, they mean to tell you to relax and make yourself at home. It can also be said sarcastically to someone who seems to over-exaggerating a situation or making a big deal out of things which shouldnt be a big deal to most people. Take it easy is most commonly referring to relaxing.