to throw caution to the wind



Idiom Definition

"to throw caution to the wind"

to engage in a risky or uncharacteristic behavior when the outcome may not be known

Idiom Definition - to throw caution to the wind

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to throw caution to the wind

I have been working at the same job for fifteen years.  The job is OK but I am not very enthusiastic about it.  I have a conservative life.  My routine is fixed.  I do the same things every day.  Yesterday, I was offered a job in a foreign country.  The job is something I have never done before.  I do not really know about the foreign country or the new job but I think that, maybe, I am ready for a change.

Should I throw caution to the wind and take the new job?



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to throw caution to the wind

Ned and Grace are out eating at their favorite restaurant. Ned usually orders the same meal every time ...

Grace:  Are you going to have your usual, dear?

Ned:  I'm not sure.  Perhaps I'll try something different.

Grace:  Really?

Ned:  Yes.  I think I'll throw caution to the wind and order the octopus.





to throw caution to the wind - Usage:

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to throw caution to the wind - Gerund Form:

Throwing caution to the wind can be a liberating experience.


to throw caution to the wind - Examples:

1)  I throw caution to the wind when I try something completely new.

2)  You throw caution to the wind when you leave your job without having another one.

3)  He throws caution to the wind when he goes on the dance floor.

4)  She throws caution to the wind when she goes bungee jumping.

5)  The company throws caution to the wind when it launches a radical new advertising campaign.

6)  We throw caution to the wind when we abandon the play-book.

7)  You (all) throw caution to the wind when you set out on an unplanned adventure.

8)  They throw caution to the wind when they take a course of action for which the outcome is unknown.

9)  Did she throw caution to the wind and start a journey?

10)  Had he already thrown caution to the wind before discovering that it was too late to return?

11)  If you feel guilty about spending your fun money, than you might just throw caution to the wind and spend a whole bunch.

12)  They fall in love with a property, worry about losing out, and throw caution to the wind or spend more than they should.

13)  However, after contemplating my fate, I decided to throw caution to the wind and do what I always wanted to do -- write stories.

14)  After this disaster Culpeper decided to throw caution to the wind and start his own medical practice.

15)  Sometimes you just need to throw caution to the wind and get out there.

16)  You could always inquire, but we threw caution to the wind and indulged, no questions asked.

17)  Unsatisfied with merely a made-over web presence, I threw caution to the wind and had business cards made up as well. 

18)  Penny is said to have told the teenage stunner he was separated, and threw caution to the wind embarking on an affair.

19)  They decided that they were going to do it, they threw caution to the wind, sold all of their possessions and just set off.

20)  So that was pretty wild, I just threw caution to the wind because I trusted him.