play fast and loose

Definition of play fast and loose

  1. :  to behave in a clever and dishonest way —usually + with He was accused of playing fast and loose with the truth. reporters playing fast and loose with the facts

Word by Word Definitions

playplay
  1. :  swordplay

    :  game, sport

    :  the conduct, course, or action of a game

  1. :  to engage in sport or recreation :  frolic

    :  to have sexual relations

    :  to move aimlessly about :  trifle

fastplay
  1. :  firmly fixed

    :  tightly shut

    :  adhering firmly

  1. :  in a firm or fixed manner

    :  in a sound manner :  deeply

    :  in a rapid manner :  quickly

  1. :  to abstain from food

    :  to eat sparingly or abstain from some foods

  1. :  the practice of fasting

    :  a time of fasting

  1. :  something that fastens (as a mooring line) or holds a fastening

looseplay
  1. :  not rigidly fastened or securely attached

    :  having worked partly free from attachments

    :  having relative freedom of movement

  1. :  to let loose (see 1loose) :  release

    :  to free from restraint

    :  to make loose :  untie

  1. :  in a loose manner (see 1loose) :  loosely


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