can't be arsed

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(one) can't be arsed

rude slang One is unwilling or disinclined to make the effort necessary (to do or accomplish something). Primarily heard in UK. I couldn't be arsed to clean all those dishes after dinner, so I just left them in the sink until the morning. Apparently, my kids can't be arsed to put their clothes into the hamper like they're supposed to.
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can’t be ˈarsed (to do something)

(British English, taboo, slang) not want to do something because it is too much trouble: I was supposed to do some work this weekend but I couldn’t be arsed.
A more polite way to express this is ‘can’t be bothered (to do something)’.
See also: arse
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