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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So if you allow say two per cent plus or minus for people who die over the year; all the younger generation, say ten to 15 per cent plus or minus, who could not be bothered to vote; plus say five per cent who are incarcerated; plus say two per cent who could not vote for other reasons, then that leaves 39 per cent who just could not be bothered to put their cross on a bit of paper for something as important as this.
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