footloose and fancy free

footloose and fancy-free

Free of responsibilities, including romantic commitments (a fact that is often highlighted when this phrase is used). I love being a single woman, so I intend to be footloose and fancy-free for a long time. Now that I have a family and a mortgage, I miss being footloose and fancy-free.
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footloose and fancy free

Unattached, especially romantically, and able to move and act without responsibilities. The “foot” is the bottom of a sail, and a sail that is footloose is free to move whichever way the wind blows. So is a person who is “footloose and fancy free,” at liberty to follow any and all whims. (Such a state sounds enviable, but keep in mind the fable about “The Grasshopper and the Ant.”)
See also: and, fancy, footloose, free
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Caroline has been footloose and fancy free since she split from Celebrity Big Brother fiance Andrew Brady last year.
To be fair, the 20s are built for fun: footloose and fancy free, cash for spending and a sense of immortality.
So, when you read this I will have gone footloose and fancy free to the airport with a group of my girlie chums in order to stop the wheels of life, take stock and get to grips with who I am, what I am and why I am.
And with estranged husband Jamie Hince, 46, still touring with band The Kills in the US, Kate was footloose and fancy free.
Chief Supt Angela Wilson, chair of the SWDF, said: "Police Scotland is at serious risk of recruiting and retaining a workforce of clones - only those who are footloose and fancy free."
It's very easy to be a mad socialist when you're footloose and fancy free."
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Facebook and Twitter have an enviable volume of users, but they've also become bloated and slow to move on where fresher sites are footloose and fancy free.
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We're really enjoying ourselves, there's so much to do and see, while you're having to stay at home, we're footloose and fancy free.
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But since then, footloose and fancy free, she's really letting out her inner vamp (or should that be tramp?) with a vengeance.
``Brad Pitt in this film is everything I've always dreamed of seeing Brad Pitt do,''he told the Los Angeles Times.``He is heroic,he's a rogue,he's footloose and fancy free and fantastic in doing all these bigger-than life battles.'' In the film, which is due to be released in July,Michelle Pfeiffer plays a goddess, Zeta-Jones is Sinbad's secret love and the British actor Joseph Fiennes is Sinbad's best friend.