with gay abandon

with gay abandon

With rash, unrestrained impulsiveness, enthusiasm, or zeal. Ever since my brother got that car for his birthday, he's been motoring around at night with gay abandon. The insurgents set upon the town and began firing their weapons with gay abandon.
See also: abandon, gay

with gay aˈbandon

(old-fashioned) without thinking about the results or effects of a particular action: Although she was nervous at first, she was soon singing and dancing with gay abandon.
Gay here means ‘happy and without cares’.
See also: abandon, gay
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The reprive gave Pandya the freedom to swing his willow with gay abandon to score 48 off 27 balls, after which former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the company of Kohli kept increasing the temp to take the score past the 350 mark.
And so off on an extended jaunt through dirt, gravel, sand, mud and water, and even coming out of muddy water crossings with the tyres clogged and little grip, the back end just shimmied a little before the mud flung itself off with gay abandon. Remarkable.
Birds from Siberia migrate to warm regions of Pakistan to avoid the harsh winter in their home countries but here heartless bird hunters kill them with gay abandon. If people go on killing birds at the present rate our country would soon become a rookery without rooks.
47 became 67 as the visitors continued to play their shots with gay abandon and even when Child dismissed Pratik to leave the score 67-6, the visitors seemed unconcerned.
He does his scenes with gay abandon. Pulkit Samrat continues to clone Salman Khan in some scenes.
I sounded my horn and we were all treated to abusive finger gestures as he continued to ride with gay abandon up the road.
And the people you think will approach things with gay abandon are often frozen by fear or make the most preposterous mistakes.
Tossing the ball around with gay abandon as they chalked up 11 tries to inflict Moseley's heaviest defeat of the season.
Plus, tables aren't too close together so one feels really quite comfortable and safe working ones chopsticks with gay abandon.
She tripped the light fantastic with gay abandon and put younger members of our party to shame.
Borage, whose flowers we float in our glasses of Pimms, seeds itself with gay abandon, as do forget-me-nots (pictured) and Omphalodes linifolia, a delightful whiteflowered, STIR THE BORAGE: Many members of the borage family grow well from seed.
Borage, whose flowers we float in our glasses of Pimms, seeds itself with gay abandon, as do forget-me-nots (pictured) and Omphalodes linifolia, a delightful whiteflowered, glaucousleaved navelwort that is exceptional in preferring a poor, sunny, well-drained situation.
Borage, whose flowers we float in our glasses of Pimms, seeds itself with gay abandon, as do forget-me-nots and Omphalodes linifolia, a delightful white-flowered, glaucous-leaved navelwort that is exceptional in preferring a poor, sunny, well-drained situation.
EARLIER this year Jason Donovan was strutting about the stage of Newcastle's Theatre Royal with gay abandon in Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
People just walked through the checkpoints with gay abandon while the staff looked bored and to the heavens.