Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

footloose

footloose
Meaning(s)
1) (of a person) free to go where and do what you like, (of a business) unrestricted in location or field of operations
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • a footloose person/industry
  • Analysis

    Footloose is an adjective that describes a person who is free of commitments and responsibilities and able to do what they wish. Are footloose industry is in operation which is not tied to any particular natural resources or a location and can therefore operate from anywhere in the world.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Once I finished my exams I was footloose and fancy-free for the summer. That's why I decided to go travelling.
    2. Once I left the relationship I was footloose and able to do as I please.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. Mobile manufacturing is an example of a footloose industry as it does not require a large production space and its goods are easy to transport.
    2. It wasn't an easy transition going from being a footloose graduate to working a serious 9-5 job. I had to make quite a few adjustments in my life.
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