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willy-nilly

adverb uk   us   /ˌwɪl.iˈnɪl.i/ informal
If something happens willy-nilly, it happens even if the people who are involved do not want it to happen: Both sides were drawn, willy-nilly, into the conflict. without any order: She threw her clothes willy-nilly into a drawer.
Translations of “willy-nilly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不管願不願意, 無可奈何地, 雜亂地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不管愿不愿意, 无可奈何地, 杂乱地…
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