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 ruling party seems to be allowing it with gay abandon.
They looked beautiful, but were made of tinfoil and hope, to the extent that pretty much every bit that could vibrate its way loose would regularly do so, then fling itself into the road with gay abandon.
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, 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.
30am tomorrow Time difference Abu Dhabi is four hours ahead of the UK and Ireland Last week - Volvo Champions 1 L Oosthuizen (5-1), 2 S Jamieson (40-1), 3 T Jaidee (40-1), 4 P Harrington (28-1), T5 D Willett (45-1), J Quesne (125-1) Course overview Abu Dhabi is a long, desert layout which has traditionally been a birdie-fest, with the European Tour's bombers firing at wide fairways with gay abandon since the event became part of the schedule in 2006.
People just walked through the checkpoints with gay abandon while the staff looked bored and to the heavens.
It's not just his youth nor the scale of his victory at the US Open, but the fact that, even after his capitulation at the Masters, McIlroy turned up at Maryland and played with gay abandon, lighting up the Congressional's fairways like an arsonist starting a wildfire Despite some of the more fanciful predictions, McIlroy will probably never win as many majors as Tiger Woods but he has already captured more hearts.
For whatever displaced logic, planes are viewed as nasty polluters that should be grounded, while helicopters remain free to zip across our skies with gay abandon.
Also there is an undertone of condescension towards those who do not confine to poetic form and with gay abandon surrender themselves to free verse.