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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For all of the wonderful things that can be credited to the rise of modern Western Culture, there is one facet of our society that has come to bear the brunt of our relaxed, devil-may-care attitudes: Our Bodies, In America especially, poor diets and not enough exercise have spawned a drastic increase in heart disease and obesity.
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.