devil-may-care


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devil-may-care

Nonchalant, especially toward risks or consequences. I can't believe he went out on his motorcycle in this rain. His devil-may-care attitude is going to get him killed. If you keep up this devil-may-care attitude toward your money, you'll be broke in no time.

devil-may-care

cheerfully or defiantly reckless.
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He may come across as a man still in possession of a youthful, devil-may-care attitude, but there's an awful lot of precision to Guy Martin as this excellent read makes abundantly clear.
They'll deny it, probably, but Jamie Oliver, Gary Rhodes, Anthony Worrall Thompson, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and the others I'm sure picked up on his devil-may-care style and obvious love for what he was doing.
The Blues will be training for the Champions League, which begins on October 8, and coach Matthew Mott believes the devil-may-care nature of Twenty20 will invigorate an outstanding young player whose career and life have been turned upside down since his all-conquering debut Test series against South Africa earned him just three more innings in England before his sacking, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
But Ashley Brook remains startlingly popular with racegoers, appearing something of a throwback with his devil-may-care front-running style.
It enables us to feel devil-may-care at little trouble or expense.
It does however beg the question as to whether or not in today's PC world such impromptu, devil-may-care, live entertainment would ever be permitted.
Judging from his work, Los Angeles artist Bob Dob has a sick sense of humor, not to mention a rebellious, devil-may-care attitude.
He can barely comprehend the devastation that greets him or the devil-may-care attitude of his driver, Corporal Tully, a chancer who is secretly involved in black market trading and deeper in trouble than he will ever know.
But when devil-may-care piano player Fats Waller suggests a way that Mark and his friends can make some quick cash, he finds himself involved in bootlegging whiskey and in deep trouble with the notorious gangster Dutch Schultz.
Instead, I went wild, adopted a devil-may-care attitude and ordered a pie.
And it's not just youthful exuberance or devil-may-care posturing that drives the talk.
That's why this lady is a scamp: Devil-may-care pundit and author Ann Coulter is refusing to cooperate in an investigation into voting fraud, and prosecutors in Palm Beach County, Fla.
The flimsy two-door convertible, adapted liberally from the American military model after World War II and given somewhat improbable second life as a devil-may-care dune-buggy in the '80s, was being outpaced in sales by the giant, reassuringly roofed SUVs that had begun to flood the market earlier in the decade.
A man on the cutting edge of radical art, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a devil-may-care chronicler of the show business world.
This elegantly packaged five-disc set, timed to the Steve Martin remake of Blake Edwards' original "Pink Panther," will be catnip for fans of the devil-may-care feline: Once reduced to a handful of shorts on Pink Panther movie collections, they now have 124 cartoons totaling more than 13 hours to view.