- free to go or travel about; not confined by responsibilities.
Origin of footloose
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unencumbered, carefree, fancy-free, unattached.
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Examples from the Web for footloose
If Footloose, the Kevin Bacon film from 1984, ever gets an Asian remake, Tokyo might be the place to shoot it.The Japanese Go All ‘Footloose’ to Protest Nightlife Crackdown
Jake Adelstein, Angela Erika Kubo
May 1, 2014
They also banned the "Arab Idol" competition because anyone who has ever watched Footloose knows music is evil.Don’t Tread On My Hair, Hamas
April 4, 2013
Footloose without Bacon is like Thanksgiving without the turkey!Lights, Camera, Cocktails
October 16, 2011
She lived as a footloose single lady, the kind who indulged in permanent waves and would drop $20 on a coat with a fur collar.Do I Have to Read Committed?
January 30, 2010
Kevin Bacon could have easily gone the typical dreamy, cheesy leading man route after he starred in Footloose 25 years ago.What's Eating Kevin Bacon?
February 19, 2009
But poets are a footloose class and are often found with lame and halting feet.Ptomaine Street
But the forts and the like are necessary so that the Navy may be footloose.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt
But I do hope you've got your railroad built and are footloose and free to take another commission.Pirates' Hope
This was simply because all Long's dealers were doing a Monte Carlo business in back and he was the only one footloose.
Imry picked Danson because hes a footloose artist who paints illustrations for magazines.The Sex Life of the Gods
- free to go or do as one wishes
- eager to travel; restlessto feel footloose
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Word Origin and History for footloose
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