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fast and loose

adverb

Definition of FAST AND LOOSE

1
:  in a reckless or irresponsible manner <played fast and loose with the public purse strings — Paul Stuewe>
2
:  in a craftily deceitful way <manipulated evidence … and played fast and loose with the truth — C. V. Woodward>

First Known Use of FAST AND LOOSE

1580
May 27, 2015
riot act Hear it
a vigorous reprimand or warning
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