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  • n  a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  • s  cheerfully irresponsible
    had a harum-scarum youth
  • r  in a wild or reckless manner
    dashing harum-scarum all over the place

  • Laughed out of his lethal scheme to set an airport on Governor's Island, right under the skyscraper windows of downtown Manhattan, the Little Flower, a harum-scarum War flyer on .
  • 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.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    Aug. 26, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • 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 ...
    Aug. 26, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
Quotes

  • Walter Smith in Times Online
    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...
  • Iain Dowie in Independent
    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."

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