play fast and loose with someone/something
play fast and loose (with someone or something)
To act recklessly, unreliably, irresponsibly, or thoughtlessly toward someone or something; to treat someone or something with a lack of respect or seriousness. I know these tabloids play fast and loose with the truth, but they're such a guilty pleasure of mine! I can assure you that I am not playing fast and loose with him; I intend to marry him some day. If you're going to play fast and loose, go work at another firm. That's not how we operate here.
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play fast and loose (with someone/something)
in. to treat someone or something carelessly or unfairly. The broker played fast and loose with our money. Now we are nearly broke.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- be rough on (someone or something)
- be/have done with somebody/something
- be in line with (someone or something)
- better of
- (someone or something) promises well
- begin with
- begin with (someone or something)
- at the expense of somebody/something
- be enamored with (someone or something)
- beware of (someone or something)