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fast and loose

adverb

Definition of fast and loose

  1. 1 :  in a reckless or irresponsible manner <played fast and loose with the public purse strings — Paul Stuewe>

  2. 2 :  in a craftily deceitful way <manipulated evidence … and played fast and loose with the truth — C. V. Woodward>



1580

First Known Use of fast and loose

1580


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