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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!

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.
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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
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We've all seen how far and the effects of this 'intellectual laziness' can go in damaging a country, and building reconstructive narratives which are dangerous not only for the country undergoing such an anarchy, but also for academicians for they capture and create a wrong narrative.The same can be said of other conflicts perhaps Middle East isn't a 'melting point of ethnicities'.
In the most general impression, knows laziness synonymous with motion poverty, a lazy person who has no willingness and enthusiasm to mobility and excitement and escapes from dynamism and gambol.
It means self-denial and our having to say "no" to our laziness, desire for comfort, tendency to cut corners, and the preference to take the easy way out.
That is if you consider it laziness to save time and energy that you might enjoy doing something else.
Laziness is a plague because it places an inordinate burden on leadership and team morale, and it must be addressed.
bad?' And, while it might sound harsh, tell him he's not as attractive to you any more and most of it has to do with his laziness and you're questioning how much support he'd be if you two had a baby.
Once your mind picks this up it will encourage you to get cracking rather than encouraging laziness.
Lady Gaga certainly can't be accused of laziness - the workaholic singer plans to release her third album before the end of 2010.
state ot from Iam already not a - All too often cats are put out at night, either as misplaced 'tradition' or the laziness of its owner!
He said that laziness was a big disease across the world but it was not recognised as one.
complex myriad of past experiences exacerbated by laziness. Emotional
The Port Talbot-star, who is about to appear in his 105th film, the dramatic courtroom thriller Fracture, in which he plays a meticulous structural engineer cleared of murdering his wife, said: 'My weak spot is laziness. Oh, I have a lot of weak spots - cookies, croissants - but my wife is always lecturing me about this laziness.
Eventually, the trained analyst had an epiphany: "I needed to stop wasting time being envious and start making time to achieve what I wanted." The spirited self-starter, who paid her own way through college by working several part-time jobs, says she now believes that being envious was an excuse for her laziness. "Whether it was my colleagues or their parents, someone had worked hard to gain name recognition and build ties to influential people.
Researchers have observed that some animals are born into laziness. They don't even have to earn their leisure time.
Our affluent laziness becomes resentment, then spite, and finally hatred.