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

can’t be bothered (to do something)

(British English, informal) not willing to make the effort (to do something): I got home so late last night that I couldn’t be bothered to cook dinner.He didn’t have an excuse for not coming to the party — he just couldn’t be bothered.
See also: bother
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The reason being that I just can't be bothered to get dressed after my afternoon siesta.
And, in turning up to train for Wales the day after signing his eye-watering deal with Real Madrid, he is a lesson for some of his contemporaries who can't be bothered to represent their country.
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 sensationalise this rubbish.
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.
I can't be bothered to listen to or read what they have to say any more.
It can't come soon enough for me, but I wonder whether he's quite as enthusiastic as I am, if he can't be bothered to contact me faster than that?
So the mother of the 11-year-old joyrider who claims there's nothing to do obviously can't be bothered to get off her backside and find out what is going on.
How nice of the museum to send out folk to price the goods of lazy `dealers' who can't be bothered to go to the library, I thought!
Society is the way it is because people can't be bothered to report crime.
The reader can let them have everything that is pleasant, because the author can't be bothered to make more than a cursory effort at giving her characters character, let alone pleasantries.
As I sit writing this week's Daily Post 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.
Sren r P dem chi acc he i A Wa eye less can Or a deli eno And, in turning up to train for Wales the day after signing his eye-watering deal with Real Madrid, he is a lesson for some of his contemporaries who can't be bothered to represent their country.
I often wonder whether, perhaps, it is the last, because people just can't be bothered to get round to it!
If dog owners can't be bothered to clear up the mess their dog leaves, they should not be allowed to keep one.