play fast and loose with

play fast and loose with old-fashioned phrase
to treat someone or something in a careless way

He had played fast and loose with her feelings.

Thesaurus: to be cruel or unkind to someonesynonym
Main entry: play

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • play fast and loose with — (something) to treat something without enough care or attention. The film is very entertaining even though it plays fast and loose with the historical facts …   New idioms dictionary

  • play fast and loose with — (something/someone) to treat something or someone without enough care. Like many film makers, he plays fast and loose with the facts to tell his own version of the story …   New idioms dictionary

  • play fast and loose with — old fashioned to treat someone or something in a careless way He had played fast and loose with her feelings …   English dictionary

  • play fast and loose with — idi to behave cavalierly toward; deal irresponsibly with …   From formal English to slang

  • play fast and loose with something — play fast and loose with (something) to treat something without enough care or attention. The film is very entertaining even though it plays fast and loose with the historical facts …   New idioms dictionary

  • play fast and loose with something — play fast and loose with (something/someone) to treat something or someone without enough care. Like many film makers, he plays fast and loose with the facts to tell his own version of the story …   New idioms dictionary

  • play fast and loose with someone — play fast and loose with (something/someone) to treat something or someone without enough care. Like many film makers, he plays fast and loose with the facts to tell his own version of the story …   New idioms dictionary

  • play fast and loose (with somebody) — play fast and ˈloose (with sb/sth) idiom (old fashioned) to treat sb/sth in a way that shows that you feel no responsibility or respect for them Main entry: ↑fastidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • play fast and loose (with something) — play fast and ˈloose (with sb/sth) idiom (old fashioned) to treat sb/sth in a way that shows that you feel no responsibility or respect for them Main entry: ↑fastidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • play fast and loose (with someone or something) — in. to treat someone or something carelessly or unfairly. □ The broker played fast and loose with our money. Now we are nearly broke. □ He was playing fast and loose with his girl, so she left him …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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