play\ fast\ and\ loose

v. phr.
To do as you please without caring what will happen to other people; act so carelessly or unfairly that people cannot depend on you; be very unreliable.

He played fast and loose with the girl's affections.

He played fast and loose with the company's good name.


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

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