throw to the wind

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throw to the wind

  1. (idiomatic) To discard or dispense with, especially in an abrupt or reckless manner.
    • 1967, "Under the Haberdashery By the City Gate," Time, 1 Dec.:
      Proud of their accomplishment, they recently threw secrecy to the wind, opened their basement display room to visitors.
    • 2002, Elizabeth Nunez, Discretion[1], →ISBN, page 274:
      There are men in the Bible whom God condemns for wasting their talent, for throwing it to the wind.

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