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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.
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!
anything goesthere are no rules about acceptable behaviour or dress.
This phrase appeared earlier, in the late 19th century, as everything goes .
anything ˈgoesthere are no rules about how somebody should behave; anything is acceptable: John always has to wear a suit and tie to the office, but where I work anything goes.
Anything is permissible or likely to be tolerated.