harum-scarum harum-scarum

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  2. (adj) cheerfully irresponsible
  3. (adv) in a wild or reckless manner

Usage(s):

  1. They are pictures of a character acting not out of the dictates of a harum-scarum plot but because she is heeding the call of a vulnerable heart.
  2. Though the authors may not have intended them to be, their accounts are a revealing documentation of the harum-scarum behavior of the press under stress.
  3. Such shoestring operators are responsible for most of the third level's harum-scarum reputation, but things get a bit dicey at times even on the better commuter lines.

News

  1. Manchester United, Chelsea play to a defensive stalemate

    After a couple of years of harum-scarum goalfests between the big sides, Monday's meeting between Manchester United and Chelsea was a return to attrition. It's dangerous always to read too much into one game, but the indications are that defending is back at the top level of the English game -- and it may be that that leads to improved performances in the Champions League. Many will suggest that ...
    on August 27, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Jonathan Wilson: Manchester United, Chelsea play to a defensive stalemate

    After a couple of years of harum-scarum goalfests between the big sides, Monday's meeting between Manchester United and Chelsea was a return to attrition. It's dangerous always to read too much into one game, but the indications are that defending is back at the top level of the English game -- and it may be that that leads to improved performances in the Champions League. Many will suggest that ...
    on August 27, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "From the outside I'd always imagined Tommy to be a very meticulous manager, but when I got to know him, I discovered he had this delightful harum-scarum side to him," Smith said. "He would forget things, and leave things." "He used to...
    on May 16, 2008 By: Walter Smith Source: Times Online

  2. As his manager, Iain Dowie, said later, Ledesma hails from a land where "they play a languid, laid-back style. This is more harum-scarum."
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Iain Dowie Source: Independent

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