derring-do [ der-ing-doo ]
1. daring deeds; heroic daring.
WORDS RELATED TO DERRING-DO
bravado, valor, audacity, courage, adventurousness, venturousness, overboldness
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Origin: 1325–75; Middle English durring-do literally, daring to do, erroneously taken as noun phrase. See dare, do
HOW TO USE DERRING-DO IN A SENTENCE
When they thought about Lewis, what struck the players most was that he never acted like a do-gooder.
A WEST POINT MVP WHO NEVER PLAYED A DOWN|NICOLAUS MILLS|DECEMBER 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First on the to-do list, the profiling exercises to help the Western masses understand the nature of the wretched beast.
ISIS AND BS|AMAL GHANDOUR|OCTOBER 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If someone wants to dismiss this as do-goodism, fine, but it has real world effects.
CONFRONTING GEORGE CLOONEY’S CRITICS ON SOUTH SUDAN|JOHN AVLON|OCTOBER 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Think of it as the Jersey Shore exception, where you can act like a brutish goon and the first bust is essentially a do-over.
RAY RICE SHOULD HAVE REMEMBERED HIS 'KINDNESS' ANTI-BULLYING WRISTBAND|MICHAEL DALY|SEPTEMBER 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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