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
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Yet he would flaunt them, standing in a rakish, almost devil-may-care attitude so we could take in the square backside, low-slung crotch, the massive, stiff-as-a-board side spanner pockets, rigid cardboard-like legs with tramline creases and two-inch wide 'Micky Rooney' turn-ups on the bottom.
Adopting a devil-may-care attitude towards the National Assembly resolution, Mr Khan told reporters at Banigala that he wanted to use even 'harsher' words to describe parliament.
I'm very excited to be back," said Klisura, whose strong plays and devil-may-care attitude on the court won the hearts of local fans.
He is not the typical leader who is deliberate, cautious, diplomatic and courts popularity, but one with a devil-may-care attitude, often abrasive, and reckless in his decisions and choice of words.
And it is an altogether different one to the dashing, devil-may-care attitude of so many managers of the past.
But his daughter is concerned about his devil-may-care attitude.
THURSDAY Magnificent Obsession (1954) (Film4, 11am) Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) is a spoilt playboy with a devil-may-care attitude - until a dedicated doctor dies as a result of his actions.
This is a candid telling of how a devil-may-care attitude gave rise to one of the most powerful female restaurateurs in the country today.
The monster was none other than Pepe the Frog, a cheeky anthropomorphic amphibian sporting a devil-may-care attitude while urinating.
Liking guys is also definitely not part of the "Connelly Man Standard," but he's crushing hard on the charming and handsome Jordan Grant, who has a chip on his shoulder and a devil-may-care attitude.
As well as their dedication to their sport and their prowess on the water their devil-may-care attitude has been like a breath of fresh air in an age where some athletes are willing to cheat and destroy their bodies with drugs.
But Jason has that extra bit of excitement, that devil-may-care attitude.
None of them come close to the devil-may-care attitude of this woman about town.
Also featured is a man who, since coming out of a coma, has what could be described as a devil-may-care attitude to death - which has inspired him to turn a hearse into a family camper van, and transform the on-board coffin into a pop-up kitchen.
Pacquiao still possesses that devil-may-care attitude but has mellowed a bit as evidenced by his comeback wins over Brandon Rios, Tim Bradley and Chris Algieri.