fast and loose
Save This Word!
see play fast and loose.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby fast and loose
fasnacht, FASSA, Fassbinder, fast, fast and furious, fast and loose, fastback, fastball, fast break, fast-breaking, fast-breeder reactor
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
How to use fast and loose in a sentence
Fast-and-loose, a cheating game sometimes played at fairs by gipsies, and also called 'prick the garter'.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
You cannot be permitted to play fast-and-loose with a gentleman of M. le Marquis' quality!Scaramouche|Rafael Sabatini
Three times during this fast-and-loose interval was the fly changed.Lines in Pleasant Places|William Senior
Why should he try to maintain a fast-and-loose relation with Barbara?The Graysons|Edward Eggleston
He has been at his old game of fast-and-loose with me; but as I never trusted him, I am not deceived.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. I (of II)|Edmund Downey