free and easy
Casual, relaxed, as in His style of writing is free and easy. In the 1930s and 1940s this phrase gained currency as part of a slogan for a brand of cigarettes, which were said to be “free and easy” to inhale. [c. 1700]
Careless, sloppy, morally lax, as in This administration was free and easy with the taxpayers' money, or These girls hate to be considered free and easy. [First half of 1900s]
How to use free and easy in a sentence
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
In other words, the free thinker defending freedom of thought.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Tend to your own garden, to quote the great sage of free speech, Voltaire, and invite people to follow your example.
As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
The simple, awful truth is that free speech has never been particularly popular in America.
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
It seemed to free her of a responsibility which she had blindly assumed and for which Fate had not fitted her.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
A constant sense of easy balance should be developed through poising exercises.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Big Reginald took their lives at pool, and pocketed their half-crowns in an easy genial way, which almost made losing a pleasure.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
If we can free this State of Yankees, we will accomplish more than your armies down south have.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn