play fast and loose

play fast and loose behave irresponsibly or immorally.
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  • Fast and loose — Fast Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fast and loose pulleys — Fast Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fast and Loose (con game) — Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers. Also known as Pricking the Garter (Renaissance), The Strap (1930 con man argot), and The Old Army Game (World War II). In older periods, the leather or cloth webbing garters that men… …   Wikipedia

  • Fast — Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Play (play) — Play is a one act play by Samuel Beckett. It was written between 1962 and 1963 and first produced in German as Spiel on 14 June 1963 at the Ulmer Theatre in Ulm Donau, Germany, directed by Deryk Mendel, with Nancy Illig (W1), Sigfrid Pfeiffer… …   Wikipedia

  • Hard and fast — Fast Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make fast — Fast Fast, a. [Compar. {Faster}; superl. {Fastest}.] [OE., firm, strong, not loose, AS. f[ae]st; akin to OS. fast, D. vast, OHG. fasti, festi, G. fest, Icel. fastr, Sw. & Dan. fast, and perh. to E. fetter. The sense swift comes from the idea of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends annuals — About the Annuals=After the Railway Series was published, many Thomas Annuals were printed and sold. They are still being made in print to this day. The Annuals have contained many activities, stories, and information about Thomas and his friends …   Wikipedia

  • List of magical characters in The Life and Times of Juniper Lee — This is a list of magical characters that have appeared on the American animated television series The Life and Times of Juniper Lee . They are sorted alphabetically by class.Demons5th Level IncubusIn Take My Life Please , Cletus and Gus… …   Wikipedia

  • The Marriage of Figaro (play) — The Marriage of Figaro Title page from the first edition of The Marriage of Figaro Written by Pierre Beaumarchais Characters …   Wikipedia

  • Sonic and the Secret Rings — Infobox VG title = Sonic and the Secret Rings developer = Sonic Team publisher = Sega designer = Yojiro Ogawa, Eitaro Toyoda engine = RenderWare, PhysX released = vgrelease|North America|NA|February 20, 2007 vgrelease|Europe|EU|March 2, 2007… …   Wikipedia


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