Posted by ESC on January 24, 2003
In Reply to: Throwing caution to the wind posted by mel on January 24, 2003
: throw caution to the wind, can someone please tell me what this means?
It means to do something even though there are risks involved.
THROW CAUTION (MODESTY) TO THE WINDS - Decide on a bold (or brazen) course. The image of the wind or winds as a means of dispersal is old enough to appear in John Milton's 'Paradise Lost' : 'Fear of Death delivered to the winds.'" From "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).