Meaning of throw caution to the wind in English:

throw caution to the wind

phrase

(also throw caution to the winds)
  • Act in a completely reckless manner.

    ‘you may even throw caution to the wind and try one of our Mystery Trips’
    • ‘With drink and festive cheer in excess, it's easy to throw caution to the wind and find yourself acting recklessly on a Christmas night out.’
    • ‘The TUC has chosen a poor time to suggest throwing caution to the wind when so many firms are under pressure from rising costs.’
    • ‘So, as usual, you throw caution to the winds and hope that, when the bills do come through, they won't be quite as bad as you know they will.’
    • ‘For all these reasons the pill has long been credited not only as a vital ingredient in the rise of feminism but a precursor to the swinging Sixties, the tool that enabled a generation to throw caution to the wind.’
    • ‘And once in your life you'll get at least one opportunity, one challenge to throw caution to the wind, take the big risk, break free and follow your dream.’
    • ‘But it was business as usual for the workmates at Mitre House on Monday as they resisted the temptation to throw caution to the wind and leave their jobs.’
    • ‘Parents might throw caution to the wind where their own skin is concerned, but warnings that play on the vulnerability of children are more likely to hit home.’
    • ‘So I will throw caution to the wind and make a sweeping prediction.’
    • ‘You've guessed it - I threw caution to the wind, and visited Gary in Nottingham.’
    • ‘"Go ahead, " I told her, throwing caution to the wind.’
    commit oneself, go for it, throw caution to the wind, throw caution to the winds, give it one's all, give it all one has, go all out