footloose and fancy free

footloose and fancy free

Unattached, especially romantically, and able to move and act without responsibilities. The “foot” is the bottom of a sail, and a sail that is footloose is free to move whichever way the wind blows. So is a person who is “footloose and fancy free,” at liberty to follow any and all whims. (Such a state sounds enviable, but keep in mind the fable about “The Grasshopper and the Ant.”)
See also: and, fancy, footloose, free
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And with estranged husband Jamie Hince, 46, still touring with band The Kills in the US, Kate was footloose and fancy free.
Chief Supt Angela Wilson, chair of the SWDF, said: "Police Scotland is at serious risk of recruiting and retaining a workforce of clones - only those who are footloose and fancy free.
It's very easy to be a mad socialist when you're footloose and fancy free.
Facebook and Twitter have an enviable volume of users, but they've also become bloated and slow to move on where fresher sites are footloose and fancy free.
Just Dance 3 Format: Xbox 360 Kinect Publisher: Ubisoft WHETHER footloose and fancy free or just drunk enough to boogie, when the music starts there's something in everybody that makes them want to get up and dance.
We're really enjoying ourselves, there's so much to do and see, while you're having to stay at home, we're footloose and fancy free.
IF YOU are Footloose and fancy free and enjoy great musicals then head for the Lawrence Batley Theatre next week.
7 (ANI): Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen can flourish if allowed to be footloose and fancy free.
The news that Brad is footloose and fancy free will alert every babe on the planet; the news that Angie is on the look-out will alert every baby on the planet.
But since then, footloose and fancy free, she's really letting out her inner vamp (or should that be tramp?
As with online betting in the US, marketers playing footloose and fancy free should not be surprised if the public policy message suddenly looms up: "Regulate.
He is heroic,he's a rogue,he's footloose and fancy free and fantastic in doing all these bigger-than life battles.
IF you're footloose and fancy free and enjoy the company of other like-minded singles, call specialist operator Solo's which offers escorted holidays to a range of destinations.
With over 120 million records sold and countless charting hits, the Rock N' Roll Hall of Famer has recorded twenty-one albums including landmarks such as 1976's A Night On The Town, 1977's Footloose and Fancy Free, 1978's Blondes Have More Fun -which taught the world to strut "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"- the 1990 retrospective Storyteller, 1991's Vagabond all the way to his current greatest hits package The Story So Far.