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laissez-faire

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌleɪ.seɪˈfeər/ US  /-ˈfer/ ( also laisser-faire)
unwillingness to get involved in or influence other people's activities
置之不理,不管不问,放任自流
The problems began long before he became headteacher, but they worsened with his laissez-faire approach/attitude.
这些问题在他当校长之前就早已出现了,但由于他采取了放任自流的态度,结果变得更加严重了。
Passive and not working
If a government is laissez-faire, it does not have many laws and rules which control the buying and selling of goods and services.
(政府不干预经济的)自由放任政策
Politics
(Definition of laissez-faire from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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