can't be bothered


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can't be bothered

Unwilling or disinclined to make the effort necessary to do or accomplish something. (Used in the present and past tenses almost interchangeably.) I can't be bothered to clean all those dishes after dinner, so I'll just leave them in the sink until the morning. A: "Did you go to Sarah's party last night?" B: "Nah, couldn't be bothered."
See also: bother
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And yet every day someone says they're fed up with the weather and they can't be bothered with decorations in the shops this early.
AS I sit writing this week's column I am in what my partner calls my pyjamas - although I prefer to call them 'loungewear', as I can't be bothered to get fully dressed.
I can't be bothered to enclose the details of his letters as there are so many of them, published on a daily basis in GDN.
If dog owners can't be bothered to clear up the mess their dog leaves, they should not be allowed to keep one.
The idea of rewarding children from "different-income" families is a good idea but let's reward the kids from these families who attend 95 % or more of the time, let's reward the kids who achieve what's expected of them or achieve more then what's expected, let's reward the parents who bother to send their children to school no matter what and don't just wake up and think I can't be bothered sending them today