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anything goes

All things are accepted or acceptable; nothing is off-limits. Street fights are especially dangerous because there are no rules to protect your safety—anything goes.
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anything goes

Everything is permitted, as in You're wearing sneakers to the office?-Why not? Anything goes these days. This idiom began life as everything goes, which appeared in George Meredith's novel The Egoist (1879). In America anything was the preferred word, which gained further currency with Cole Porter's use of the term as the title of his 1934 song and musical comedy, Anything Goes!
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anything goes

Anything is permissible or likely to be tolerated.
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He seemed to have happened upon one of those days when everything goes wrong.
It's all very well if everything goes well, but these estimates have never been used for anything of such length before.
But we made short work of the Mamelukes as usual, and everything goes down before the voice of Napoleon, who seizes Upper and Lower Egypt and Arabia, far and wide, till we came to the capitals of kingdoms which no longer existed, where there were thousands and thousands of statues of all the devils in creation, all done to the life, and another curious thing too, any quantity of lizards.
On Friday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said if everything goes as expected, Israel-Palestine negotiations will resume soon, press tv reported.
We are obviously hoping that everything goes the right way and he comes through it.
Everything goes hourglass shaped when the story's femme fatale, Neola Durwin, enters the picture.
Brad Pitt needs to find help for injured wife Cate Blanchett during a trip to Morocco that proves anything but recuperative, while back in San Diego, the couple's Mexican nanny shuttles their fair-haired children across the border to Mexico for a wedding and everything goes awry when a jumpy Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien) hinders their trip back.
We'll see how it responds (today), but if everything goes well, I'll throw a regular side session, maybe 35-50 pitches, on Sunday.
But sometimes, he says, everything goes wrong, and if it happens on a football field, players should just learn from it.
So I'm just hoping and praying that everything goes our way next weekend.
If all assets are held jointly, the instructions of a will are overruled, and everything goes to the surviving spouse; the opportunity to use the personal exemption to pass a portion of assets to heirs tax-free is lost.
Developing in New York does not have to be a nightmare where everything goes wrong and the bureaucracy seems to doom the project with roadblocks.
The Peterlee-based Morpeth Harrier plans an assault on the Great North Run in September - and if everything goes well he will follow that up with a marathon towards the end of the year.
A spokeswoman for WSDA said: ``If everything goes according to plan we should get in the region of 1,000 youngsters turning up, but that's if everything goes according to plan.
If everything goes as scheduled, over the next five years an estimated $8 billion in salmon exports will flow from this sparsely populated backwater.
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