devil-may-care


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devil-may-care

  (old-fashioned)
relaxed and not worried about the results of your actions He had a rather devil-may-care attitude towards money which impressed me at the time.
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Created by a host of brilliant minds who love cars and understand how to make the massively complicated come across as fun, devil-may-care and effortless.
But the West Indies never looked likely to take advantage of their strong start, with Jermaine Blackwood's devil-may-care 85 a lone stand against the England attack.
But it did rather undermine Clarkson and co's carefully choreographed bid to come across as devil-may-care adventurers.
In many respects, his apparent devil-may-care attitude is one most of us lose once burdened with the increasingly heavy responsibilities of family, work, mortgage and so on, which perhaps explains why we enjoy reading about a man who avoids conformity.
The local punks make some of the most eminently listenable and bounce-ready punk rock around, and songs such as "Boom,'' "Self-Made Prison'' and the brief and hyperkinetic "Stab Your Eyes'' crackle with energy and a sort of devil-may-care defiance that makes each song feel like a tasty guilty pleasure.
It's a post with few prospects and the very real chance he'll receive a fatal dose of radiation, but this is compensated for by the camaraderie of his hard-drinking, devil-may-care co-workers.
Favorite Waitress, recorded over what sounds like wild winter nights in Conor Oberst's Nebraska studios, lurches with a loose, devil-may-care energy that can obscure and highlight the beauty of the songs within.
MANY drivers display a devil-may-care attitude to flooded roads, according to a survey.
Synopsis: Woody Robins is a bon vivant, devil-may-care wine guru who specializes in investigatory work involving rare artifacts of a vinous nature.
But when it comes down to it, Mary-Kate always picks strong directional pieces, pays attention to details (think fringing and studs) and accessories, and takes a devil-may-care attitude with fashion, finding inspiration in the different, new and absurd.
Which ever pot of money Middlesbrough Council tells us this spend has come out of, it does not alter the fact that the powers that be in the Town Hall have endorsed this devil-may-care spend.
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.
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.