footloose and fancy-free


footloose and fancy-free
footloose and fancy-free
Fig. without long-term responsibilities or commitments. •

All the rest of them have wives, but John is footloose and fancy-free.

Mary never stays long in any job. She likes being footloose and fancy-free.

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{adj. phr.} Free and free to do what one wants (said of unmarried men). * /Ron is a merry bachelor and seems to enjoy greatly being footloose and fancy-free./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • footloose and fancy-free — {adj. phr.} Free and free to do what one wants (said of unmarried men). * /Ron is a merry bachelor and seems to enjoy greatly being footloose and fancy free./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • footloose and fancy-free — phrase able to travel around and behave as you like because you are not married or involved in a relationship with anyone Thesaurus: marital statushyponym to get, or to be marriedsynonym Main entry: footloose …   Useful english dictionary

  • footloose and fancy free —    A person who is footloose and fancy free has few responsibilities or commitments of any kind and feels free to do as they please.     John will never get married. He says he prefers to be footloose and fancy free …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • footloose\ and\ fancy-free — adj. phr. Free and free to do what one wants (said of unmarried men). Ron is a merry bachelor and seems to enjoy greatly being footloose and fancy free …   Словарь американских идиом

  • footloose and fancy free — adjective Able to do as one pleases, unconstrained by social ties or responsibilities. As long as I am a student, I will be footloose and fancy free …   Wiktionary

  • footloose and fancy free — carefree, not committed, devil may care    When the kids moved out, we were footloose and fancy free! …   English idioms

  • footloose and fancy-free — Synonyms and related words: afoot and lighthearted, at large, at liberty, circumforaneous, clear, detached, discursive, disengaged, divagatory, drifting, easygoing, emancipated, errant, flitting, floating, footloose, free, free and easy, free as… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • footloose and fancy-free — with no commitments or responsibilities, free as a bird …   English contemporary dictionary

  • footloose and fancy-free — able to travel around and behave as you like because you are not married or involved in a relationship with anyone …   English dictionary

  • be footloose and fancy-free — old fashioned if someone is footloose and fancy free, they can do what they want because they are not married or do not have many responsibilities. Jane s planning to go to parties and clubs every night now that she s footloose and fancy free …   New idioms dictionary


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