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Throwing caution to the wind

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on March 19, 2007

In Reply to: Throwing caution to the wind posted by anjali on March 19, 2007

: meaning of "throwing caution to the wind"

If you throw something "to the wind", you are decisively jettisoning it - tossing it away, letting the wind take it and blow it right away out of reach of recovery. (Imagine throwing away a letter, for example.) So if you throw caution to the wind, you are abandoning it completely, knowing that from now on you will have to act boldly - you can't go back to a cautious policy. (VSD)

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