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bone-idle

Extremely lazy. Can you please get Billy to go to the playground or something? He's just laying around all day, being bone-idle.

ˌbone ˈidle

(British English, informal) (of a person) very lazy: The family consists of Vera, her intensely irritating husband and her two bone idle sons.
See also: bone, idle
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Nicholls is right - Benvolio (left) looked bone idle on his seasonal return in the Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton last month, but he still passed the post fifth behind subsequently disqualified The Young Master.
Yes, there are those screwing the system, the bone idle, but in a kind of reverse-Darwinism, nature doesn't weed out the nimrods: they seem to keep on blagging and dodging while the majority for whom poverty is not a 'lifestyle choice' are scapegoated.
The self-proclaimed intellectual - who claims he is "not a preaching moralist" - rails against "the bone idle middle classes sponging enormous salaries for doing nothing".
I work 10 minutes from the ground and if I wasn't so bone idle taking the short cut, I'd walk past it every day.
He would have qualified as a working class hero if he wasn't so bone idle and she would have given The Good Life's Margot a run for her money in the snobbery stakes.
Mr McGuirk was quoted as saying: "We've got some bone idle people in the public sector.
The state should not have to underwrite the sexual peccadillos of the irresponsible or pamper the bone idle.
Granted, he can be bone idle in his races and is likely to drop the bit at some stage, thus making for an uncomfortable ride for his backers, but his resolution and staying prowess will make him hard to beat under the prevailing conditions.
Are they being thoughtless or are they just so bone idle that they cannot be bothered?
I am sure it aggravates intensely the vast majority of hard working taxpayers to hear Vera Baird and Stuart Bell acting as apologists for the bone idle parasites who contribute nothing to society.
Bone idle Zafarabad woke up his ideas to put himself back in serious reckoning for the Cheltenham Festival.
UNTIL bone idle parents stop paying PS25+ on a family take-away of junk food and start cooking a chicken dinner with all the trimmings for PS6.
Toby Stephens continues to play bone idle and hapless DI Jack Armstrong, while Miranda Raison plays his new partner, DI Georgina Dixon, following the departure of Lucy Punch, who played the equally professional and highly conscientious Kate Bishop.
TWO television programmes of late have painted our wonderful region in the poorest of lights, one would be forgiven for thinking we are all pastie-chomping, lager-slurping, bone idle, layabouts that are a drain on the country''s ever dwindling coffers.
DAVID MILIBAND slapped down Mersey fire chief Tony McGuirk for his attack on bone idle public sector workers - as he denied his campaign to lead Labour was in trouble.