mouse potato


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mouse potato

Someone who spends an excessive amount of leisure time using a computer while being sedentary. A play on the established phrase "couch potato," someone who similarly spends too much time on the couch watching television (or playing video games, etc.). I've been playing this addictive online video game, and it has turned me into a total mouse potato! This new computer is for school work, do you understand? I don't want you turning into a mouse potato.
See also: mouse, potato

mouse potato

n. someone who spends a great amount of time using a computer. (Based on couch potato.) Every since we go the new computer, Jane has turned into a regular mouse potato.
See also: mouse, potato
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Mouse potato: New generation answer to the couch potato.
Mouse potato: From couch potato - describes a person who spends all his time at the computer.
Know a mouse potato who's forever sat in front of the screen, eyes glazed, and constantly clicking?
Perhaps the developers also believe that Indian web users are a bunch of lazy mouse potatoes. Why else would you make all virus scanning automatic?
So go on you mouse potatoes, get out there and go shopping.
These mouse potatoes greet every decision with derision while telling the world and his wife exactly where McClaren has got it wrong.