can't be arsed


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can't be arsed

  (British taboo!)
if you can't be arsed, you will not make the necessary effort to do something (often + to do sth) I can't be arsed to go to the party. It's too far away.
See also: arse
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I am sick of people mumping and moaning about the health service and the Government not doing stuff for us and then when they do we can't be arsed getting up and going for an appointment.
O'Kane has quit because, well, he just can't be arsed anymore (although there are probably Evertonians out there who would argue he couldn't be arsed five years ago either).
I REALLY can't be arsed talking about Artur Boruc, but please spare me the mock outrage about him making an "obscene gesture" to the Rangers fans.
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.
Potential buyers are advised to check out the double steam shower, which features dual seats for the couple who can't be arsed to stand up for a couple of minutes, plus a steam aromatherapy function which might just have helped Lee become the calm and centred young man he is today.