can't be arsed


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can't be arsed

rude slang Is unwilling or disinclined to make the effort necessary to do or accomplish something. Primarily heard in UK. I can't be arsed to clean all those dishes after dinner, so I'll just leave them in the sink until the morning. Apparently, my kids can't be arsed to put their clothes into the hamper, like they're supposed to.
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can’t be ˈarsed (to do something)

(British English, taboo, slang) not want to do something because it is too much trouble: I was supposed to do some work this weekend but I couldn’t be arsed.
A more polite way to express this is ‘can’t be bothered (to do something)’.
See also: arse
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Maybe we can help each other out with public appearances and promotion - like when I can't be arsed she could do mine and when she can't be arsed I could do hers.
A bunch of time wasters, losers and lazy scroungers begging for a slice of one million pounds because they can't be arsed to sort their lives out for themselves doesn't make good telly.
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