Posted by Smokey Stover on September 27, 2007
In Reply to: Easy does it posted by Parthian on September 27, 2007
: : What does 'easy does it' means?: :the phrase speaks for itself,do you want when the first usage was?I can't help. Parthian
It means that continued even pressure, possibly moderate, rather than forceful jerking, is more likely to do the job and less likely to hurt the doers. Even in contexts without forceful exertion, it means steadiness is helpful, in some cases by lessening the likelihood of something being harder to aim correctly.