free and easy
adjective Date: 1699 1. marked by informality and lack of constraint <
the free and easy, open-air life of the plains — Allan Murray
>
2. not observant of strict demands <
too free and easy in accepting political contributions
>
free-and-easiness nounfree and easy adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Free and easy — Free Free (fr[=e]), a. [Compar. {Freer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Freest} ( [e^]st).] [OE. fre, freo, AS. fre[ o], fr[=i]; akin to D. vrij, OS. & OHG. fr[=i], G. frei, Icel. fr[=i], Sw. & Dan. fri, Goth. freis, and also to Skr. prija beloved, dear, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free and easy — {adj.} Not strict; relaxed or careless. * /The teacher was free and easy with his students./ * /He had a free and easy way of acting that attracted many friends./ * /They were free and easy with their money and it was soon gone./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • free and easy — {adj.} Not strict; relaxed or careless. * /The teacher was free and easy with his students./ * /He had a free and easy way of acting that attracted many friends./ * /They were free and easy with their money and it was soon gone./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • free-and-easy — adj. 1. unconstrained and informal; as, an informal free and easy manner. Opposite of {stiff}, {starchy}, {formal}. Syn: casual. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. lacking normal concern for propriety. Syn: free and easy. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free and easy — adj free and easy BrE very informal and relaxed ▪ the free and easy atmosphere of the local pub …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • free and easy — ► free and easy informal and relaxed. Main Entry: ↑free …   English terms dictionary

  • free and easy — also free and easy ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is free and easy is casual and informal. ...the free and easy atmosphere of these cafés. Syn: easy going, laid back …   English dictionary

  • free\ and\ easy — adj Not strict; relaxed or careless. The teacher was free and easy with his students. He had a free and easy way of acting that attracted many friends. They were free and easy with their money and it was soon gone …   Словарь американских идиом

  • free-and-easy — adjective natural and unstudied using their Christian names in a casual way lectured in a free and easy style • Syn: ↑casual • Similar to: ↑informal • Derivationally related forms: ↑casualness …   Useful english dictionary

  • free and easy — relaxed and informal. The atmosphere in our office is always free and easy …   New idioms dictionary

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