slap-happy


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slap-happy

adj, -happier or -happiest
1. cheerfully irresponsible or careless
2. dazed or giddy from or as if from repeated blows; punch-drunk
Translations

slap

(slӕp) noun
a blow with the palm of the hand or anything flat. The child got a slap from his mother for being rude.
verbpast tense, past participle slapped
to give a slap to. He slapped my face.
ˌslapˈdash adjective
careless and hurried. He does everything in such a slapdash manner.
ˌslap-ˈhappy adjective
cheerfully careless; carefree. she cooks in a very slap-happy way.
ˈslapstick noun
a kind of humour which depends for its effect on very simple practical jokes etc. Throwing custard pies turns a play into slapstick; (also adjective) slapstick comedy.
References in periodicals archive ?
That can spell disaster if you adopt a slap-happy approach thinking you are safe anyway.
Talking about the contrast between the hard-working, austere Oxford of the late 1940s and the slap-happy decade before, he wrote: "There is no doubt there has been a major change.
SUE JOHNSTON is slap-happy to be back in Coronation Street after 30 years.
There you are, having to come up with some sort of direction for the military to follow, facing threats of terrorism and piracy, domestic needs of search and rescue, maritime patrol and disaster support, along with the potential for some future, slap-happy prime minister paying attention to too many polls to get it in his head that he should get all international and UN-like, and you've got to work stealth fighters into that mess?!
Ex-Cabinet minister Lord Tebbit said: "I called it sloppy, slap-happy government.
Former Tory Party chairman Lord Tebbit said his comments amounted to "sloppy, slap-happy government".
This includes the Italian hotelier joker, Aakhri Pasta (Chunky), the sexcraved widow (Lilette) and the slap-happy monkey!
The world is poised to become slap-happy with the release of Norman Gentle's debut single Tuesday, May 4.
The bruised and battered victims of these odious slap-happy bullies need to be heard and encouraged to break the bonds that leave them tethered to such violent brutes.
They sent round some slap-happy chappies from 'pest control' with a flit-gun and FUNTOOSH!
But by the end of the very long show, we were getting a bit slap-happy as the singers were making the most of their tragic situation, wailing, "Oh, sweet joyous death" at the prospect of being buried alive together.
We are known as a nation of tea drinkers, at least we were - these days coffee has taken over and is it any wonder with the slap-happy way tea is now made.