anything goes

idiom

: anything is acceptable : there are no rules for behavior, dress, etc.
Today, in terms of clothing, almost anything goes, but they recall when the dress code was strictly formal.Zachary Lewis

Examples of anything goes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's protected against weather and UV rays, as well, and if anything goes wrong in the first year, there's a warranty to protect your purchase. Kelsey Chapman, ABC News, 10 Apr. 2024 Remember, the breezy nature of the drink means that anything goes. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 9 Apr. 2024 Unlike in the backcountry, ski areas have a ski patrol on staff in case anything goes wrong, giving newer backcountry skiers a sense of security that doesn’t exist in out-of-bounds terrain. Josh Laskin, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Mar. 2024 If Rhodes and Rollins win, Night 2 is Bloodline Rules which means anything goes. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 After all, anything goes in Los Angeles, so having a trusty pair of white sneakers that can be worn with designer dresses, name-brand athleisure sets, or thrifted loungewear finds is always a good idea. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2024 Literally anything goes at The Spot, particularly in the later hours -- the place is too small and too crowded for any strict observance of social etiquette. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 That’s the beauty of the Grammys, where anything goes, and often works. Jessica Radloff, Glamour, 5 Feb. 2024 Have fun and share your beat In this last step, anything goes! Luis Velarde, Washington Post, 1 Feb. 2024

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“Anything goes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anything%20goes. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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