let down easy

let down easy
refuse or say no to someone in a pleasant way

I will talk to her tomorrow and try and let her down easy about her not getting the promotion.


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  • let down easy — {v. phr.} To refuse or say no to (someone) in a pleasant manner; to tell bad news about a refusal or disappointment in a kindly way. * /The teacher had to tell George that he had failed his college examinations, but she tried to let him down easy …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let down easy — {v. phr.} To refuse or say no to (someone) in a pleasant manner; to tell bad news about a refusal or disappointment in a kindly way. * /The teacher had to tell George that he had failed his college examinations, but she tried to let him down easy …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let\ down\ easy — v. phr. To refuse or say no to (someone) in a pleasant manner; to tell bad news about a refusal or disappointment in a kindly way. The teacher had to tell George that he had failed his college examinations, but she tried to let him down easy. The …   Словарь американских идиом

  • let down — {v. phr.} 1. To allow to descend; lower. * /Harry let the chain saw down on a rope and then climbed down himself./ 2. To relax; stop trying so hard; take it easy. * /The horse let down near the end of the race and lost./ * /The team let down in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • let down — {v. phr.} 1. To allow to descend; lower. * /Harry let the chain saw down on a rope and then climbed down himself./ 2. To relax; stop trying so hard; take it easy. * /The horse let down near the end of the race and lost./ * /The team let down in… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • let\ down — v. phr. 1. To allow to descend; lower. Harry let the chain saw down on a rope and then climbed down himself. 2. To relax; stop trying so hard; take it easy. The horse let down near the end of the race and lost. The team let down in the fourth… …   Словарь американских идиом

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