easy

easy
easy
A adj
1 (not difficult) [job, question, victory, life] facile ; that's easy to fix c'est facile à réparer ; it's not easy to talk to him, he's not an easy man to talk to ce n'est pas facile de lui parler ; that's easy for you to say! c'est facile à dire pour toi! ; it's all ou only too easy to il n'est que trop facile de ; she makes it look easy cela a l'air facile avec elle ; it's an easy walk from here c'est facilement accessible à pied d'ici ; to be an easy winner gagner très facilement ; within easy reach tout près (of de) ; that's easier said than done c'est plus facile à dire qu'à faire, c'est vite dit ; to make it ou things easier faciliter les choses (for pour) ; to make life easier (for sb) faciliter la vie à qn ; to make life ou things too easy for être trop complaisant avec [criminal, regime] ; to have an easy ride fig avoir la vie facile ; we didn't have an easy time of it ça a été une période difficile ; to take the easy way out choisir la solution de facilité ;
2 (untroubled, relaxed) [smile, grace, elegance] décontracté ; [style, manner] plein d'aisance ; at an easy pace d'un pas tranquille ; to feel easy (in one's mind) about ne pas se faire de souci à propos de ;
3 (weak) [victim, prey] facile, tout trouvé ; he's easy game ou meat c'est une proie facile ;
4 péj (promiscuous) [person] facile ; ⇒ lay ;
5 (having no preference) I'm easy ça m'est égal ;
6 Fin [market] en légère baisse.
B adv
1 (in a relaxed way) to take it ou things easy ne pas s'en faire ; take it easy! (stay calm) du calme!, doucement! ; stand easy! Mil repos! ;
2 (in a careful way) to go easy on ou with y aller doucement or mollo avec [person] ; go easy on the milk/gin vas-y doucement avec le lait/gin ; easy does it! doucement!
Idioms
to be easy on the eye être agréable à regarder ; as easy as pie ou ABC ou anything ou falling off a log facile comme tout, simple comme bonjour ; easy come, easy go c'est de l'argent vite gagné vite dépensé ; easy does it doucement.

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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