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    an "anything goes"

    please help me understand this sentence:
    For some people , history is an "anything goes".


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    #2

    Re: an "anything goes"

    Some people will regard any "fact" as true, whether the fact is proven or not.


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    Re: an "anything goes"

    please explain more . isnt it a little strange to be used as a noun?


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    Re: an "anything goes"

    It's a recognised phrase :

    That nightclub is the sort of place where anything goes = You can do what you like in that nightclub

    Are you allowed to wear shorts into the office? Yes - anything goes these days! = There are no rules about how we dress in the office.


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    #5

    Re: an "anything goes"

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    please help me understand this sentence:
    For some people , history is an "anything goes".
    I think Nimsooze was referring to 'anything goes' used as a noun, Anglika.

    It isn't overly common, Nimsooze. That's likely why the writer of the sentence used quotations around it.

    [unless you added those yourself ]


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    #6

    Re: an "anything goes"

    no it's original.and i exactly mean that riverkid. now what means?

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    Re: an "anything goes"

    It means that there are no rules

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