be footloose and fancy-free

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be footloose and fancy-free

To be 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.
See also: and, footloose
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Now Simon is footloose and fancy-free again after telling friends he's too young to settle down.
Bruce is footloose and fancy-free after splitting from wife Demi Moore after 11 years.
The 30-year-old blonde is footloose and fancy-free, and the last thing she has on her mind is men, marriage or the patter of tiny feet.