devil-may-care attitude

(redirected from a devil-may-care attitude)

devil-may-care attitude

A nonchalant attitude, 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.
See also: attitude

devil-may-care attitude

 and devil-may-care manner
a very casual attitude; a worry-free or carefree attitude. You must get rid of your devil-may-care attitude if you want to succeed. She acts so thoughtless—with her devil-may-care manner.
See also: attitude
References in periodicals archive ?
MANY drivers display a devil-may-care attitude to flooded roads, according to a survey.
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.
Dashing, daring, willing to push the boundaries at all costs, and have a devil-may-care attitude that means they can laugh in the face of danger.
If you are a worrier living with someone with a devil-may-care attitude the mismatch may create friction.
Instead, I went wild, adopted a devil-may-care attitude and ordered a pie.
Now there is a man with a devil-may-care attitude towards his dough.
And Everett espouses a devil-may-care attitude about the whole thing, an approach that masks a solid commitment to his craft.
Just a few months ago, Geri flaunted a devil-may-care attitude and revelled in Girl Power.
To hear liberals tell it, Ronald Reagan presided over the country with a devil-may-care attitude that took deficits and debt as much for granted as the new White House china.
Like all forms of safety net the NHS contributes to a devil-may-care attitude.
They just take the taxpayers' money and have a devil-may-care attitude about it.
Webtender also offers a comprehensive bartender's handbook, several forums for booze hounds, and a ``Random Drink'' selector for those with a devil-may-care attitude and a well-stocked bar.