free and easy


Definition of free and easy

1 : marked by informality and lack of constraint the free and easy, open-air life of the plains— Allan Murray
2 : not observant of strict demands too free and easy in accepting political contributions

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Other Words from free and easy

free-and-easiness \ ˌfrē-​ən(d)-​ˈē-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce free and easy (audio) \ noun
free and easy adverb

Examples of free and easy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To win customers' business and stay ahead of the competition, many brands today provide free and easy returns. Jeff Chen, Forbes, 14 Sep. 2021 Larkin refused to overswing, relying on her mechanics to swing free and easy, carrying the ball out of the park., 5 Sep. 2021 Biden said the vaccines are safe, free and easy to get; the Pfizer vaccine has full FDA approval. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2021 Kluber’s long-toss was free and easy up to 175 feet. Mike Mazzeo, Forbes, 20 May 2021 Posey is swinging free and easy, his hip surgery in the distant past, and Mays gleefully relates to how the catcher hits to all fields. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 2021 To withstand legal challenges, any vaccination mandate would have to show that access to vaccines, and to records that show proof of vaccination, was fair, free and easy, Gostin said. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 13 Apr. 2021 The coach was simply comparing the stresses of a fifth straight run to the NBA Finals and the rash of season-ending injuries with playing free and easy during last season’s gap year of no expectations. Rusty Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2021 And Brewer told me that making the vaccines free and easy for Americans to get will be a much more effective way of promoting their use than devising some clever public relations campaign. Farhad Manjoo New York Times, Star Tribune, 5 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of free and easy

1695, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Sep 2021

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“Free and easy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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