devil may care

devil-may-care

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

Examples:
1. The opening batsman's devil-may-care approach may ruin his chances of securing a permanent 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 manner.
5. He has a rather devil-may-care attitude to his studies.

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

Synonyms:
careless, reckless, cavalier, unconcerned, free and easy, inattentive, rash, happy-to-go, heedless, foolhardy, easygoing, nonchalant.

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Simply elegant!!

- John August 25, 2017

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