A laid-back businessman.
- An example of a laid back person is one who takes things in stride and who doesn't get stressed.
- An example of a laid back party is one where people come in casual clothes and just have a simple good time.
(comparative more laidback, superlative most laidback)
- Alternative spelling of laid-back.
(comparative more laid-back, superlative most laid-back)
From U.S. slang (circa 1950s)
Presumably originally a metaphor — literally, "sitting in a tilted-back chair", a relaxed posture of low defensive readiness.
- Whether you prefer laid-back relaxed country living or the excitement of a metropolitan area, you can find a location that offers the kind of lifestyle you want, making it your own individual ideal cheapest place in the USA to retire.
- In 1973, Texas country singer Jerry Jeff Walker chose this laid-back destination as the place for the recording of his new album, "Viva Terlingua", which became very popular (and this helped to put Luckenbach on the map).
- This look used to be the laid-back standard in places of business; however, it is now the norm for companies where employees regularly interact with clients or are making daily sales with their office life in plain view.
- What Kyrgyzstan lacks in gracious buildings and fancy cakes it makes up for with nomadic traditions such as laid-back hospitality, a healthy distrust of authority and a fondness for drinking fermented mare's milk.
- Parties celebrating engagements are naturally more laid-back than bridal showers or other wedding-oriented events, and they should focus on both individuals rather than just the bride-to-be or groom-to-be.