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couch potato

Someone who habitually engages in sedentary activities, usually understood as frequently watching television. Lisa wants to date a man who loves to travel and explore, not a couch potato who watches television all the time.
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couch potato

a lazy individual, addicted to television-watching. All he ever does is watch TV; he's become a real couch potato. Couch potatoes can tend to become very fat and unhealthy, you know.
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a couch potato

INFORMAL
COMMON If someone is a couch potato, they are lazy and spend most of their time sitting, watching television. Most evenings they sit, like a pair of couch potatoes in front of television. Most of these people are junk-food eating couch potatoes. Note: This expression is a complicated pun based on the American slang term `boob tube' meaning the TV, and the fact that a potato is a variety of tuber or root vegetable.
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couch potato

someone who watches a lot of television, eats junk food, and takes little or no physical exercise. informal
Couch potato was a humorous American coinage using the image of a person with the physical shape of a potato slouching on a sofa or couch. Originally, the phrase relied on a pun with tuber in the slang term boob tuber , which referred to someone devoted to watching the boob tube or television.
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a ˈcouch poˌtato

(informal, disapproving) a person who spends a lot of time sitting and watching television
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couch potato

n. a lazy, do-nothing television watcher. (see also sofa spud.) If there was a prize for the best couch potato, my husband would win it.
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It's easy to stay stuck in the house and remain a couch potato because you feel bad about your weight and lack of exercise.
Solihull Council mascot Couch Potato goes online to get active with help from Senior Library Assistant, Terri Freeman and Head of Leisure, Nick Garnett.
Of course, as a professional couch potato of some standing, I have known about this for years.
Solihull's couch potato mascot Eddie King with library assistant Terry Freeman (front) and head of leisure Nick Garnett.
That's the last thing I wanted to do,'' he said when asked about playing couch potato.
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