One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Free from emotional involvement or commitment to anyone.‘her recent divorce meant that she was footloose and fancy-free’
- ‘I can remember the fancy-free days of my youth when ice cream was a delightful and innocent treat.’
- ‘Sure, I had plenty of experience with the opposite sex, especially in my ‘high flying’ days as a salesman, when I had money to burn, nice cars, and a foot loose and fancy-free lifestyle.’
- ‘His footloose and fancy-free lifestyle means he had no qualms about buying a home in New Zealand and opening a restaurant in the heart of Newmarket where competition is brisk.’
- ‘Over the first hour we look at the difference between being an office drone and a fancy-free freelancer and how I react differently to the two very different ways of working.’
- ‘But then there's the flip side of the countercultural dream: the individualistic fantasy of escaping from all permanent ties, drifting footloose and fancy-free from one address to another.’
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