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#1 2005-11-18 21:43:31

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'devil make care' for 'devil may care'

The meaning is a little obscure, but it seems to be roughly opposite that of the original. About 200 ghits:

Louis Jourdan is equally effective, as the debonair, devil-make-care, playboy,
man of the world, pianist, who realizes too late, what has been going on.

He still has his boyish smile and that devil make care in his eyes.
achorusline.org/WongNotes/1002.html

My wife is a devil-make-care nut and my old man is getting older.
www.chestnuthillpres.org/sermons/2004/jun06_sermon.html

He had experienced the horrors of war and they had transformed him from the devil make care miscreant of his schoolboy days to a somber, sad person.
userpages.cheshire.net/~halloweenqueen/art_bairnsfather.htm

It was a winning devil make care attitude and a bottle rocket war on the Fourth
of July all in one.
www.normsoftball.com/history_91.html

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