throw/fling/cast caution to the wind

idiom

: 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.

Examples of throw/fling/cast caution to the wind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still, experts believe that U.S. partners in Asia won’t throw caution to the wind and will make moves over the next several months to insulate themselves from the risk of U.S. reversal. Chad De Guzman, TIME, 18 Apr. 2024 The only answer is to throw caution to the wind, then throw the greatest house party mankind has ever known. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 14 Oct. 2022 Quite a few folks throw caution to the wind and celebrate extravagantly with lavish and expensive cocktails and pours. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 25 Dec. 2023 The two decide to throw caution to the wind and get married on a whim, leading to a whirlwind of emotions. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 The moon�s clash with Neptune encourages you to throw caution to the wind. USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2023 At Expo 2020, the sprawling world’s fair outside Dubai, 26-year-old tourist Lujain Orfi prepared to throw caution to the wind on New Year’s Eve. Christal Hayes, USA TODAY, 2 Jan. 2022 To listen to the devil on his shoulder, throw caution to the wind and let tomorrow’s problems wait for tomorrow. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 29 July 2023 The moon’s clash with Mars inspires you to throw caution to the wind. USA TODAY, 10 May 2023

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“Throw/fling/cast caution to the wind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throw%2Ffling%2Fcast%20caution%20to%20the%20wind. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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