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laisser-aller

or laissez-aller

[le-sey-a-ley] /lɛ seɪ aˈleɪ/
noun, French.
1.
unchecked freedom or ease; unrestraint; looseness.
Origin of laisser-aller
literally, to allow to go
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  • With the "laisser-aller" of a tired man, he trusted to his luck, which had so far served him well.

    Maitre Cornelius Honore de Balzac
  • That laisser-aller policy of his threatens to land us in serious difficulties.

  • This was often mortifying to me, but I think I liked it better on the whole than the laisser-aller indifference of Washington.

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