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English definition of “play fast and loose with sth/sb”

play fast and loose with sth/sb

to treat something or someone without enough care: Like many film-makers, he plays fast and loose with the facts to tell his own version of the story.Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention Grammar:Fast, quick or quickly?Fast and quick mean moving with great speed. Fast is both an adjective and an adverb. Quick is an adjective and the adverb form is quickly.See more
(Definition of play fast and loose with sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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