His profligate ways might be altered if he were a better man.
There'd been none to gainsay him, none to stand in his path and challenge his profligate ways.
And America, which now absorbs most of those savings to cover its trade deficit, does not seem inclined to change its profligate ways.
You have been on for years about my profligate ways, my fears and my failings.
Critics of America's profligate ways fret about the relentless character of spending increases, and they have a point.
Only a big change in our profligate way of life, he argues, will do the trick.
Sorry, friends, our own economy comes first, and we simply cannot afford to mend our profligate ways.
They use more energy than industry and they use it in a profligate way.
Will we, like Scrooge, reform our profligate ways?
Reality was starting to change Wall Street's profligate ways last year.