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footloose and fancy-free

British pronunciation/fˈʊtluːs and fˈansifɹˈiː/
American pronunciation/fˈʊtluːs ænd fˈænsifɹˈiː/
footloose and fancy-free

free to do as one pleases without having any attachments, particularly romantic ones

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footloose and fancy-free definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "footloose and fancy-free" and when to use it?

The phrase "footloose and fancy-free" originated in the early 19th century. "Footloose" refers to being free to move or travel without being tied down or restricted, while "fancy-free" means having no attachments or commitments. It is often used to describe individuals who are not in a committed romantic relationship or have no other immediate obligations.

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