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Let everyone put his or her own interest first, leaving the unfortunate to their fate. For example, I don't care if she makes it or notthe devil take the hindmost. This expression, first recorded in 1608, probably originated as an allusion to a children's game in which the last (coming "hindmost") is the loser, and came to mean utter selfishness.
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a chattering or flighty, light-headed person.|
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