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(as) lazy as a bear

To be particularly lazy or indolent. Come on, you've spent half the day in bed. Stop being lazy as a bear and get to work on your science project! Don't just sit there as lazy as a bear—help me bring in the groceries! Hey, you're getting a reputation as lazy as a bear. Now turn off the TV and go do your chores.
See also: bear, lazy

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

lazy Susan

A tray, tabletop, or similar item that can be spun so that the items on it are readily accessible, regardless of where they are placed. The "Susan" in question is not definitively known. I love keeping my spices on a lazy Susan—it makes it so easy for me to just grab whatever I need while I'm cooking.
See also: lazy


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 dog

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, dog, fox, jump, lazy, over, quick
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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
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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