Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - happy-go-lucky


free from care, worry or anxiety


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - happy-go-lucky

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: The stress of this job is killing me. Deadlines, sales quotas and the boss always breathing down my neck is just too much.

Colleague 2: If you were looking for a happy-go-lucky life, then high-powered corporate sales is definitely not for you.

Colleague 1: I agree. I need to start looking for something more relaxing, like nature photography or something.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - happy-go-lucky

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Looks like we are going to have to change our weekend plans at the last minute. I sure hope Jason won't be too upset.

Friend 2: You are kidding, right? Jason is the most laid back happy-go-lucky guy I know. He won't care one little bit if the plans change.

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happy-go-lucky - Usage:


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happy-go-lucky - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for happy-go-lucky.

happy-go-lucky - Examples:

1)  Other former classmates described Mitt as a happy-go-lucky guy known less for his achievements and more for his pranks. 

2)  But that had been years ago, long before fresh-faced and happy-go-lucky Khloe had turned into the unhappy soul who couldn't for the life of her ...

3)  Laid back, calm, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, unruffled, untroubled, informal, unceremonious, casual, and carefree.

4)  ... transforms her lively, upbeat mother into a mass of tensions, and threatens the happy-go-lucky atmosphere of her home, ...

5)  It rained, then snowed, a donated sound system was destroyed when a happy-go-lucky golden retriever pulled it off the table, ...

6)  "He has a different presence about him," says Justin Rose. The happy-go-lucky kid from Northern Ireland has morphed into a cold-blooded killer on Sunday afternoons. 

7)  ... and it is perfectly natural for even the most put-together, happy-go-lucky, and self-assured people to shy away from self-awareness at times.

8)  A happy-go-lucky, tiny ten-year-old who bounces around with a lot of gusto, enthusiasm, and ...

9)  Then, some time passes, and she's the usual happy-go-lucky girl she was before anything happened.

10)  ... who had never seen their brooding lead appear so happy-go-lucky.

11)  In time, your boy can become a happy-go-lucky kid who feels free to take risks, mess up and bear all kinds of ...

12)  The narrator as more of a terribly sad man, not just a happy-go-lucky thrill seeker.

13)  There's a happy-go-lucky feeling to some of it: A nice spring day, put the top down ...

14)  It was, in a sense, a Jekyll-and-Hyde moment because the happy-go-lucky Jeff Green in the locker room was an absolute monster on the floor .

15)  The voice of my granddaughter's happy-go-lucky boyfriend sounded so strained that I was immediately concerned.

16)  I grieved for a long time but after a while, Robert became the same happy-go-lucky child and life was good, life was livable again.

17)  MS rears its ugly head and I'm left angry and confused. Normally a happy-go-lucky person, this is a hard mind-set for me to accept--but I do

18)  While I'm a pretty happy-go-lucky kind-of person, sometimes, I can be shy.

19)  Glen was bursting with life. Every day his huge smile and his happy-go-lucky optimism filled my classroom. He got along with all types of people, ... 

20)  Happily, he also has a goodly share of his happy-go-lucky father's genes.