(do something) in moderation

To do something "in moderation" means that you don't do too much of it. For example, when people talk about drinking "in moderation", it usually means having one alcoholic drink in an evening, or two at the most.

The things that people most often talk about doing "in moderation" are:

  • eating (especially candy, sweets, greasy food, etc.)
  • drinking

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