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happy-go-lucky

adjective uk   /ˌhæp.i.ɡəʊˈlʌk.i/ us    /-ɡoʊ-/
A happy-go-lucky person does not plan much and accepts what happens without becoming worried.
Translations of “happy-go-lucky”
in Chinese (Traditional) 樂天的, 無憂無慮的, 聽天由命的…
in Russian беспечный…
in Turkish gamsız, kaygısız, tasasız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 乐天的, 无忧无虑的, 听天由命的…
in Polish beztroski…
(Definition of happy-go-lucky from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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