bone-idle


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bone-idle

Extremely lazy. Can you please get Billy to go to the playground or something? He's just laying around all day, being bone-idle.

ˌbone ˈidle

(British English, informal) (of a person) very lazy: The family consists of Vera, her intensely irritating husband and her two bone idle sons.
See also: bone, idle
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A bone-idle cat called Garfield has been branded Britain's laziest moggie.
'It's been hard to get a proper line on her because she's bone-idle at home,' added Easterby.
Are motorists so bone-idle that they cannot walk that far?
If being bone-idle was an Olympic sport, then Berba (right) would be a cert for the bronze medal.
Meanwhile he fuels the gravy train for the useless bone-idle slobs who abuse our welfare system from cradle to grave, while ensuring billions finds its way to the bureaucratic abyss of local government, devolved powers and Europe?
Take My Mother-In- Law is back for a second series of the battleaxes versus the bone-idle as mum moves out and the mother-in-law moves in.
I have a few words to say to the arrogant, bone-idle 36-year-old person who says that pensioners should stop saying they are hard done by.
NOEL Gallagher has admitted he is "bone-idle lazy".
Getting the bone-idle to sweat for a living will give them self-esteem, plus working stiffs won't have to support sad-sack sloths anymore.
Fergie (inset) publicly backs the bone-idle Bulgarian but privately must be searching everywhere for the receipt.
To all the scrounging asylum seekers and our own several million bone-idle dossers, single mothers and ex-council workers who can't do a hard day's work because of bad backs, it will mean nothing.
LOVE RAT: Bone idle Jack with Jane in happier days Pictures: ROSS PARRY' SECRET AFFAIR: Jack and his mistress Linda Noble' LOVE NEST: Bone-idle Jack sunned himself in Malaga' BETRAYED: Jane worked non-stop to fund her lazy husband
Even though the writing isn't quite in the same razor-sharp league as Will and Grace, this still manages to shoe-horn in some cutting one-liners, such as when Lucy accuses the bone-idle Lee of being a caveman at heart.
These bone-idle tenants have untold girlfriends and a large number of kids, then say they don't know who the fathers are.
THE bone-idle waster should stop sponging off his mum and go out into the world like any other bloke.