at\ one's\ ease


at\ one's\ ease
adj or adv. phr.
1. In comfort; without pain or bother.

You can't feel at ease with a toothache.

2. • at one's ease
Comfortable in one's mind; relaxed, not troubled.
- Often used in the phrase "put at ease" or "put at one's ease."

We put Mary at her ease during the thunderstorm by reading her stories.

Compare: at home(2)
Contrast: ill at ease, on edge
3. Standing with your right foot in place and without talking in military ranks.

The sergeant gave his men the command "At ease!"

Compare: parade rest

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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