any\ old\ way


any\ old\ way
• any old how
• any old way
adv. phr. informal
Doing something in a casual, haphazard, or careless way.

"John," the teacher said, "you can't just do your homework any old way; you must pay attention to my instructions!"


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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