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free and easy

1. Calm and relaxed. Once exams are over, I'll finally be free and easy once again!
2. Irresponsible. If you're free and easy with your savings, you'll be broke again in no time.
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free and easy

casual. John is so free and easy. How can anyone be so relaxed? Now, take it easy. Just act free and easy. No one will know you're nervous.
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free and easy

1. Casual, relaxed, as in His style of writing is free and easy. In the 1930s and 1940s this phrase gained currency as part of a slogan for a brand of cigarettes, which were said to be "free and easy" to inhale. [c. 1700]
2. Careless, sloppy, morally lax, as in This administration was free and easy with the taxpayers' money, or These girls hate to be considered free and easy. [First half of 1900s]
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free and easy

informal and relaxed.
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free and ˈeasy

informal and relaxed: They had to settle down. Life wasn’t free and easy any more.
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free and easy

Without ceremony; casual; informal. This expression, an older equivalent of today’s slangy hanging loose, acquired a new meaning as a noun in the nineteenth century, when for a time a “free-and-easy” was a saloon or a house of ill fame. “He would have a song about it, and sing it at the ‘free and easies,’” wrote J. C. Neal in his Charcoal Sketches (1837). This meaning did not survive, however, while the eighteenth-century sense of casualness did.
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