I had seen the multitudes "loosen up," I had felt myself melt into the crowd.
It does one good to let down the bars and loosen up the reins occasionally.
If you do, stop and loosen up a very little and start again.
It was your cooking, sure, that made him loosen up that way.
When it came his time to loosen up he never referred the waiter to an actuary.
Now fill up on ...