devil-may-care manner

devil-may-care manner

A reckless, nonchalant attitude or way of doing things, especially toward risks or consequences. I can't believe he went out on his motorcycle in this rain. He lives his life in a devil-may-care manner that's going to get him killed. If you keep treating your finances in this devil-may-care manner, you'll be broke in no time.
See also: manner
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And, with a ready smile and a chancer's heart pulsing under his silk shirt, he was the sort of fellow seen as "dangerous" by mothers whose daughters were drawn like flies to his swollen wallet and devil-may-care manner.