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What does "loose with [something]" mean?

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Rebecca

If someone is "loose with [something]," it means they aren't strict with it or use it carelessly. Ex: I'm very loose with my children's bedtime. They go to bed when they're tired. Ex: Hannah is too loose with studying for exams. She doesn't take it seriously. Ex: I'm very loose with my books. I don't mind when you return them to me.

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