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couch potato

Someone who often engages in sedentary activities, usually understood as frequently watching television. Lisa wants to date a man who loves to travel and explore, not a couch potato who watches television all the time.
See also: couch, potato

couch potato

a lazy individual, addicted to television-watching. All he ever does is watch TV; he's become a real couch potato. Couch potatoes can tend to become very fat and unhealthy, you know.
See also: couch, potato

couch something in something

to express something in carefully chosen or deceptive words. He tended to couch his explanations in arcane vocabulary. She couched her words in an overly polite manner.
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the casting couch

a situation in which an actor, usually a woman actor, agrees to have sex with someone in order to get a part in a film or play Thankfully, the casting couch is no longer the only route to success for aspiring young actresses.
See also: casting, couch

a couch potato

a person who does not like physical activity and prefers to sit down, usually to watch television
Usage notes: A couch is a piece of furniture that people sit on.
The remote control television was invented for couch potatoes.
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casting couch

n. a legendary couch found in the offices of casting directors for use in seducing young people by offering them roles. They say the director got his job on the casting couch, too.
See also: casting, couch

couch potato

n. a lazy, do-nothing television watcher. (see also sofa spud.) If there was a prize for the best couch potato, my husband would win it.
See also: couch, potato


and couch-turkey
n. a psychiatrist; a psychoanalyst. I finally walked out on my couch-doctor. Now I’m getting it all together. I bought three new cars for that couch-turkey! Now I’m paying for his kid’s college!


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In a statement, Mr Coucher defended his deal, saying: "the payment I received reflected the fact that whilst I was prepared to work my full notice period the company did not want me to.
We can reveal that Coucher paid pounds 695,000 for the three-bed estate house, pounds 255,000 for the farm and pounds 5000 for the two islands.
Last year, Mr Coucher waived his annual bonus of around Au300,000 but still received Au150,000 as part of a three-year rolling management incentive scheme on top of his salary of around Au600,000.
Mr Coucher said Network Rail had met or exceeded almost all its targets and those set by the ORR and train performance was at an all-time high.
Appartements de quatre chambres coucher pour une personne (chacune avec le telephone) situes dans trois tours de 17 etages.
Coucher on this project, and believe this technology addresses an unmet clinical need that has been echoed by numerous clinicians over the years.
As chief executive of Network Rail, Coucher, who left his post late last year, was the highest-paid public sector manager in Britain.
Unions joined in the condemnation, with RMT leader Bob Crow branding Mr Coucher's pay-out "a national scandal" and TSSA union general secretary Gerry Doherty saying Mr Coucher had "got away with daylight robbery".
Mr Coucher announced that he has asked the state-backed company's remuneration committee not to consider him for an annual bonus this year.
Iain Coucher said he did not want the bonus to overshadow the good work of Network Rail over the past five years.
But yesterday Network Rail CEO Iain Coucher declined his annual bonus - roughly equivalent to half his pounds 600,000 pay - although he robustly defended the reward system.
Network Rail chief executive Iain Coucher said: "The toughest consequence of breaking the law at a level crossing is to lose your life.
Iain Coucher, chief executive of Network Rail which was responsible for the West Coast mainline upgrade, handed the line over to train companies today with a pledge to banish shuttle buses and to one day allow Virgin's Pendolino trains hit their 140mph peak speed, shaving more time off journey times.
Le coucher de soleil dans ce petit eden est un veritable moment de bonheur.
NETWORK Rail will announce in a report today it gave former chief executive Iain Coucher a pounds 1million payoff after a three-year contract.