fast and loose definition

  • adjective:
    • now cohering, now disjoined; inconstant, esp. in the expressions to play at fast and loose, to relax and play fast and free, to behave with giddy or reckless inconstancy or in a tricky manner; to state a very important factor and do another.
    • See under Quick.
    • now cohering, now disjoined; inconstant, esp. into the expressions to relax and play at fast and free, to play fast and free, to act with giddy or careless inconstancy or perhaps in a tricky manner; to state something and do another.
    • See under Quick.
    • now cohering, now disjoined; inconstant, esp. in the expressions to relax and play at quick and loose, to relax and play quickly and free, to act with giddy or careless inconstancy or perhaps in a tricky manner; to state something and do another.
    • See under Quick.
    • today cohering, today disjoined; inconstant, esp. within the expressions to try out at fast and free, to play quickly and loose, to act with giddy or reckless inconstancy or perhaps in a tricky way; to express one thing and do another.
    • See under Fast.
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