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. 2014.

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  • 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 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 — (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 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 — (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 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

  • 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

  • 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 — play1 W1S1 [pleı] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(children)¦ 2¦(sports/games)¦ 3¦(music)¦ 4¦(radio/cd etc)¦ 5¦(theatre/film)¦ 6 play a part/role 7 play ball 8¦(pretend)¦ 9¦(behave)¦ 10 play games …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • play — play1 [ pleı ] verb *** ▸ 1 take part in sport/game ▸ 2 make music/sound ▸ 3 have part in play, etc. ▸ 4 when children have fun ▸ 5 when light moves ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take part in a sport or game: The girls are out… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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