throw/fling/cast caution to the wind

Definition of throw/fling/cast caution to the wind

  1. :  to stop being careful and do something that is dangerous or that might result in failure After thinking about it for years, he finally threw/flung/cast caution to the wind, quit his job, and started his own company.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

  1. :  to move in a brusque or headlong manner

    :  to kick or plunge vigorously

    :  caper

  1. :  an act or instance of flinging

    :  a casual try or involvement

    :  a casual or brief love affair

  1. :  to cause to move or send forth by throwing

    :  direct

    :  to put forth

  1. :  an act of casting

    :  something that happens as a result of chance

    :  a throw of dice

  1. :  warning, admonishment

    :  precaution

    :  prudent forethought to minimize risk

  1. :  to advise caution to :  warn

  1. :  a natural movement of air of any velocity

    :  the earth's air or the gas surrounding a planet in natural motion horizontally

    :  an artificially produced movement of air

  1. :  to detect or follow by scent

    :  to expose to the air or wind :  dry by exposing to air

    :  to make short of breath

  1. :  to cause (as a horn) to sound by blowing :  blow

    :  to sound (as a call or note) on a horn

    :  to produce a sound on a horn

  1. :  weave

    :  entangle, involve

    :  to introduce sinuously or stealthily :  insinuate

  1. :  a mechanism (as a winch) for winding

    :  an act of winding :  the state of being wound

    :  coil, turn

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