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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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.
There is spirited talk of what it will take to miss work and school in order to do "jail time." And it's not just youthful exuberance or devil-may-care posturing that drives the talk.
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.
SAN ANTONIO, TEX.: 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.
Indeed, his new gestural paintings have a fresher, freer, more expansive, devil-may-care look than his earlier works, which appear labored and uptight in comparison.
Now there is a man with a devil-may-care attitude towards his dough.
Suffers, it is said, spend every spare minute seeking epic waves and, when the sun sets, they are known for their wild parties and devil-may-care attitude.
Obviously, her devil-may-care, I've-got-it-and-I'll-damn-well-flaunt-it attitude became a sore point when her flabby bum and fat freckly back became the focus of relentless tabloid taunts.
Billy "Skid" Marks was excommunicated from The Firm following some team compatibility problems and his general devil-may-care attitude.
Chen's portrayal of Mercutio is inspired and believable, with just the right touch of devil-may-care in his performance.
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.
Also if you have generated the draft with the freewriting, devil-may-care attitude, you have not sacrificed so much to write the words, and you are more willing to cut.
As in Purple Rain, the writer director-star plays holy innocent to Morris Day's devil-may-care sophisticate.