devil may care




  • very casual attitude.
  • worry-free or carefree attitude.
  • reckless or defiant.
  • relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions.

Example Sentences

  1. The opening batsman’s devil-may-care approach may ruin his chances of securing a permanent spot in the team.
  2. She had a rather devil-may-care attitude towards money, which impressed me at the time.
  3. You must get rid of your devil-may-care attitude if you want to succeed.
  4. Jane acts so uncaring with her devil-may-care
  5. He has a rather devil-may-care attitude toward his studies.


First uses of this idioms was found in about 1765-95. But we do not have the precise original details of this idiom; if you do, please post a comment below.


careless; reckless; cavalier; unconcerned; free and easy; inattentive; rash; happy-go-lucky; heedless; foolhardy; easygoing; nonchalant.

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