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loosey-goosey

[ loo-see-goo-see ]
/ ˈlu siˈgu si /
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adjective Slang.
relaxed; calm; unperturbed: Despite the pressure, he was loosey-goosey throughout the game.
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Origin of loosey-goosey

1965–70; rhyming compound (with -y1) based on the idiom loose as a goose
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