Definition of go-as-you-please in English:

go-as-you-please

adjective

  • Originally: (of a race, especially a walking race) freestyle. Later more generally: unconstrained by rules or conventions as to how to proceed; free-and-easy.

noun

  • Originally US. A go-as-you-please race; (later more generally) a free-for-all.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in York Herald. From the imperative of go + as + you + please.

Pronunciation

go-as-you-please

/ˌɡəʊəzjuːˈpliːz/