devil-may-care attitude

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devil-may-care attitude

A nonchalant attitude, especially toward risks or consequences. I can't believe he went out on his motorcycle in this rain. His devil-may-care attitude is going to get him killed. If you keep up this devil-may-care attitude toward your money, you'll be broke in no time.
See also: attitude

devil-may-care attitude

 and devil-may-care manner
a very casual attitude; a worry-free or carefree attitude. You must get rid of your devil-may-care attitude if you want to succeed. She acts so thoughtless—with her devil-may-care manner.
See also: attitude
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None of them come close to the devil-may-care attitude of this woman about town.
We are not sure what is more impressive, the skill of the photographers or the devil-may-care attitude of the people they are capturing.
It cannot be gainsaid that the story of postcolonial Nigeria is synonymous with General Olusegun Obasanjo, a Yoruba man who integrates qualities of Igbo brashness with the devil-may-care attitude of the Hausa-Fulani politicians.
The pyrotechnics in their private life never put us off, they simply seemed to fuel the devil-may-care attitude which lit up arenas and
The dedication required to collect a medal seems to be at odds with the devil-may-care attitude of some of those who ply their trade in the Barclays Premier League.
The dedication and determination required to collect a medal seems to be at odds with the devil-may-care attitude of some of those who ply their trade in the Premier League.
WHEN US war correspondent Jake Geismer (George Clooney) returns to Berlin to cover the Potsdam Peace Conference in 1945 he is shocked by the devastation and the devil-may-care attitude of his driver, Corporal Tully (Tobey Maguire), who is secretly involved in the black market.
One can barely imagine the implications for the atmosphere in schools of the growth of the 'hoodie' lifestyle, and the devil-may-care attitude to authority that goes with it.