laundry list

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a laundry list of (something)

A very long list of possible options or things that one wants or needs. Primarily heard in UK. The new political coalition has issued a laundry list of demands for the prime minister ahead of the referendum. The agency has created a laundry list of options for consumers looking to resolve their debt.
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laundry list

A very long list of items. I have a laundry list of projects I need to get done before Friday. The senator began the hearing by reading a laundry list of accusations for nearly 30 minutes!
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a laundry list

COMMON A laundry list is a long list of things, especially things you need or want. The president then went through a laundry list of proposals. This document is expected to set out a laundry list of reasons why shareholders should reject the bid.
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My clothes last longer and smell better," says Alexander Lee, executive director of Project Laundry List.
Project Laundry List also will display a series of clotheslines in front of the Capitol to promote the group's mission.
Hession purports to lay out a laundry list of negatives trashing Barack Obama, all based on a lame book by Jerome Corsi (which by the way I have read).
Focusing on Africa and its laundry list of problems, "Refugee Rights" is of interest to anyone who thinks basic human rights should not be a nation to nation thing, but rather something to be respected worldwide.
Partially clogged fuel injectors can cause a laundry list of performance problems.
Reconciliation, he says, has moved beyond reciting a laundry list of sins and their frequency.
Project Laundry List uses words, images and advocacy to educate people about how simple lifestyle modifications--including air-drying one's clothes--reduce our dependence on environmentally and culturally costly energy sources.
If Americans, or even just New Englanders, would use the clothesline or wooden drying racks, the savings would be enough to close several power plants," reports Project Laundry List, a pro-line drying website.
Look at the laundry list of available automotive technologies these days and it reads like something Q would prepare for 007 before an important mission: radar cruise control, night vision, electronic stability control, and a whole host of acronyms that sound like they're meant to counteract SPECTRE's bag of tricks.
Now, those of you who know me are prepared for me to launch into my laundry list of developmental attributes of the camp experience.
Starlings trained in a lab have learned to distinguish between sounds strung together like a laundry list and those with nested, or recursive, elements, according to Timothy Q.
The CTV combines a laundry list of requirements, drawn in large part from the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned and the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory, and it responds to the needs of the modern warfighter.
TIGER WOODS last night admitted he is currently more interested in his laundry list than US Ryder Cup chances.
Relationships between companies and their outside auditing firms have become more remote in the wake of the laundry list of rules and standards coming out of reform measures like the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, according to financial executives at some companies.
Jackson started counting the inequities in 1999--unequal budgets, no ice for girls' swollen ankles, "the girls' JV eliminated but not the boys' JV, a whole laundry list," says Jackson.