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be no slouch

To be very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful. Tom might not be the friendliest coworker in the world, but he's no slouch when it comes to running the company's IT systems.
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slouch around

to move around with a stooped or bent body. (one may slouch because of age, illness, fatigue, depression, fear, or with the intention of not being observed.) she is slouching around because she is tired. Don't you slouch around when you are tired?
See also: around, slouch

slouch behind something

to remain behind something, slouching with depression, fear, or the intent of not being observed. Jim slouched behind a chair where no one could see him. A weary clerk slouched behind the counter, wanting a nap more than anything else.
See also: behind, slouch

slouch down

to slump or droop down. Don't always slouch down, Timmy! Stand up straight. I slouch down because I am tired.
See also: down, slouch

slouch down (in something)

to sink or snuggle down into something, trying to become less visible or more comfortable. Please don't slouch down in your chair, Tim. He can't sit in anything without slouching down.
See also: down, slouch

slouch over

to lean or crumple and fall to one side; [for someone] to collapse in a sitting position. He slouched over and went to sleep in his chair. When he slouched over, I thought something was wrong.
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We have taken aim at meeting these demands with our Sedan Slouch concept, and we're excited about the market prospects as we present this new technology to our global customers.
My wife Corrina keeps reminding me not to slouch and has reclaimed the remotes so I don't undo all the good work I did in the gym by lounging around for too long.
your posture's really American, so I started to slouch a bit," she said.
They slouch in a slovenly manner and give the impression of not being interested in anything.
After his first few days working under new Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni, O'Shea said: "Sir Alex is up there on his own - although our new Ireland manager is no slouch when it comes to winning trophies.
Skinny leg are still hot but keep an eye on this season's kick-flare which look great with wedges while slouch styles are ideal for summer to team with a relaxed t-shirt.
If George Lopez has any success in rounding up a beefier cast of celebrities for the Bob Hope Desert Classic -- not that Engelbert Humperdinck is any slouch -- could he share the list with those who've struggled to organize the Dodgers' annual Hollywood Stars Night?
Monsoon's large chocolate suede bag, pounds 60, and Oasis' Detective large slouch bag, pounds 25, are perfectly suited to tall women with the height to carry them off, while River Island's pink metallic bag, pounds 29.
Clifford (Chris Makepeace) is the new kid in school: smart, funny, and slight enough to make the perfect target for bullies like Moody (Matt Dillon), who slouch in the back row of class and extort lunch money from smaller prey.
Green skirt, pounds 40; khaki crochet cardi, pounds 35; ethnic coral beads, pounds 9; Boho coral beads, pounds 9; tan leather slouch cowboy boots, pounds 90, all Oasis.
If you're hitting a parent up for extra privileges, don't slouch over with your head down.
Five couples, occasionally resembling an Edward Hopper painting, slouch and slump lethargically against one another before suddenly bursting with paroxysms of anger.
Giant mountains and lava-flooded craters, towering volcanic plumes and layers of sulfurous snow: When it comes to diversity of terrain, Jupiter's moon Io is no slouch.
Now, Goran Schildt has crowned his loving and extensive biography of his friend (AR May 1988 and AR March 1992) with an anthology of over 75 of Aalto's speeches and essays, all translated or reproduced in English (like most of his countrymen, Aalto was no slouch at foreign languages and during and after his '40s American period, he sometimes spoke in English - for instance in his 1957 RIBA Annual Discourse).
At that point, pretending to listen is better than throwing your arms back with a deep sigh or closing your eyes in a bored slouch.