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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOOTLOOSE

But poets are a footloose class and are often found with lame and halting feet.

But the forts and the like are necessary so that the Navy may be footloose.

But I do hope you've got your railroad built and are footloose and free to take another commission.

This was simply because all Long's dealers were doing a Monte Carlo business in back and he was the only one footloose.

Imry picked Danson because hes a footloose artist who paints illustrations for magazines.

Was it a year ago, or only a few days, that he had been the footloose owner-manager-working force of Tarrant Enterprises, Ltd.?

WORD ORIGIN

1690s, in literal sense of "free to move the feet, unshackled," from foot (n.) + loose. Figurative sense of "free to act as one pleases" is from 1873.

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