devil-may-care attitude

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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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As Toby Teasdale, the drink-sodden head teacher, Andy Hawthorne brings out all the right devil-may-care attitudes of his character while conveying his opposing deep feelings about the value of good education.
We would lose our devil-may-care attitudes, our variety and our insistency.
And the devastating combination of a weak company safety program, dangerous work and devil-may-care attitudes among many workers undermined, over time, the company's financial progress.