Definition of footloose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͝otˌlo͞os/


1Able to travel freely and do as one pleases due to a lack of responsibilities or commitments: I am footloose and fancy-free—I can follow my job wherever it takes me
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  • In the meantime, my grandfather, finding himself footloose and fancy-free in London without any family to tie him down, went, ‘Whoohoo!’
  • He, too, was divorced, footloose and fancy-free.
  • This will be my last Festival that's even vaguely footloose and fancy-free.
1.1chiefly British (Of a commercial, industrial, or financial operation) unrestricted in its location or field of operations and able to respond to fluctuations in the market: modern factories are largely footloose
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  • Lots of industries are known as footloose, they aren't tied to any one location, and that's why it's important that the Houston story is told accurately, he said.
  • Much more needs to be done, no doubt, but if this level of investment continues then there is no reason why footloose MNCs looking for the cheapest location should not consider India as a possible manufacturing hub.
  • ‘It's going to be that much harder to recommend Manchester as an investment location to footloose corporates,’ he said.

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Syllabification: foot·loose

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