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Rejecting conventional practices or behavior in a way perceived to be vague and unconsidered or foolishly idealistic.‘despite her hippy-dippy reputation, discipline seems to be the key to her success’
- ‘Their group, an almost perfect balance of attentive Euro-efficiency and hippy-dippy tree-hugging, just exuded low carbon emissions.’
- ‘Back in the hippy-dippy, pre-baby days, when I was full of high ideals and energy, I vowed, ‘No television!’’
- ‘Nothing here builds, nothing has any drama, nothing assaults or moves or challenges, it just unapologetically sounds all hippy-dippy.’
- ‘Debut long-player Nia came out the next year, rocking in places but too often foundering in hippy-dippy indulgences.’
- ‘I didn't want that feeling diluted by hippy-dippy dopes bouncing around in bunny costumes.’
- ‘It used to be that ‘retreats’ were considered a bit hippy-dippy, all brown sandals and wholemeal bread.’
- ‘She beams at me over the top of her hippy-dippy granny glasses.’
- ‘They're like my hippy-dippy Vermont neighbours who drive around with ‘Free Tibet’ bumper stickers.’
- ‘His philosophy is a peculiar and wholly subjective patchwork of frustrated sexual fantasies, zany misanthropy, and 1960s hippy-dippy iconoclasm.’
- ‘And if you really want the hippy-dippy solution, try Madeleine in the Guardian.’
- ‘This hippy-dippy, tie-dyed, rainbow-loving, granola-eating, unicorn-riding, flitting through the arugula garden look is just not working for you.’
- ‘Flower is a hippy-dippy, would-be stand-up comic who has a problem with hecklers; the problem being that they make her cry.’
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