To be footloose and fancy-free 自由自在 無拘無束

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我們常說,小孩子們是天真爛漫、自由自在的。表達 to be footloose and fancy-free 形容人了無牽掛、自由自在,不承擔家庭或感情上的責任和義務。其中,形容詞 “footloose” 和 “fancy-free” 是同義詞,意思都是 “自由自在的,無拘無束的”。

例句

Enjoy being footloose and fancy-free while you can, young man. As you grow older, you will have responsibilities.
年輕人,盡情享受無拘無束的日子吧!隨著年齡的增長,你則需要擔負起責任。

Now that she’s left her stressful job, she’s footloose and fancy free!
她已辭去了那份壓力很大的工作,現在無牽無掛、自由自在!

After they got married and had a family, they couldn’t travel as much as they used to! They were no longer footloose and fancy-free.
他們結婚生子後,不能像以前那樣總是去旅游了。他們不再無拘無束、逍遙自在了。

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