take the edge off

take the edge off
take the edge off (something) to make something unpleasant have less of an effect on someone.

Have an apple. It'll take the edge off your hunger for a while.

His apology took the edge off her anger.


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  • take the edge off — 1. To make less unpleasant or difficult 2. To weaken or diminish • • • Main Entry: ↑edge * * * reduce the intensity or effect of (something unpleasant or severe) the tablets will take the edge off the pain * * * take the edge off : to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take\ the\ edge\ off — • take the edge off • take off the edge v. phr. To lessen, weaken, soften or make dull. Eating a candy bar before dinner has taken the edge off Becky s appetite. Bob was sorry for hurting Tom and that took the edge off Tom s anger. A headache… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the edge off — To reduce the effect of something, usually something unpleasant …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the edge off — index obtund Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take the edge off — lessen, weaken, soften We had a drink of hot chocolate in order to take the edge off the cold weather …   Idioms and examples

  • take the edge off something — phrase to make a strong feeling less strong Aspirin will usually take the edge off the pain. The thought briefly took the edge off her enjoyment. Thesaurus: to become, or to make something weakersynonym Main entry: edge * * * take the ˈedge off… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the edge off something — take the edge off (something) to make something unpleasant have less of an effect on someone. Have an apple. It ll take the edge off your hunger for a while. His apology took the edge off her anger …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the edge off something — to make a strong feeling less strong Aspirin will usually take the edge off the pain. The thought briefly took the edge off her enjoyment …   English dictionary

  • take the edge off — also[take off the edge] {v. phr.} To lessen, weaken, soften or make dull. * /Eating a candy bar before dinner has taken the edge off Becky s appetite./ * /Bob was sorry for hurting Tom and that took the edge off Tom s anger./ * /A headache took… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the edge off — also[take off the edge] {v. phr.} To lessen, weaken, soften or make dull. * /Eating a candy bar before dinner has taken the edge off Becky s appetite./ * /Bob was sorry for hurting Tom and that took the edge off Tom s anger./ * /A headache took… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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