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lazy dog

Someone who is lazy or idle. Come on, you lazy dog—I can't carry all these groceries by myself. I'm not having any luck getting the kids to go play outside. They're being total lazy dogs today.
See also: dog, lazy

lazy man's load

A large amount that should be carried over multiple trips, but which a person tries to carry all at once in order to avoid making a second trip. Stop trying to take a lazy man's load—take two trips to bring the groceries in or you'll end up breaking something.
See also: lazy, load


A particularly lazy or indolent person. Come on, lazy-bones, you've spent half the day in bed. Time to get up and be productive!

the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy do

A sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. My mom had to take a typing class when she was growing up, and "the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" was commonly used as an exercise to learn where all the letters were on the keyboard.
See also: brown, fox, jump, lazy, over, quick
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lazy man's load

An extremely heavy burden undertaken so as to move it in one trip rather than making several trips. Always referring to moving something physically, this cliché dates from the turn of the twentieth century and may be dying out.
See also: lazy, load
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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