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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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Far better to fine those tenants who cannot be bothered to properly look after property which is owned by the council (which means us, the taxpayers).
Sadly most of it will be sitting at home because it cannot be bothered to take part.
Such language falls easily off the pens of insensitive writers who cannot be bothered to be original.
They evidently cannot be bothered to use them or could it be because some of them (but not all) slope quite steeply and the owners can't be bothered to take the extra bit of care and skill needed to park their vehicles on these driveways.
He is so burningly athirst for the kingdom that he cannot be bothered with fine food and stylish clothing [or expensive travel].
Moreover, the spent nature of its dearly departed is at least compensated for by an overriding concern to answer the question--a reasonable one, it would seem--about why someone might be turned on by death, a question Crash, in its artful, millennium's end amorality, cannot be bothered to address.
They cannot be bothered to type it in or make mistakes when they do and lose patience.
Is it any wonder that so many people cannot be bothered to work when this is how those who try to be decent people are repaid?
The Eves' government cannot be bothered to protect marriage, the innocent un born, the rights of parents in schools.
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