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be no slouch

To be very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful. Tom might not be the friendliest coworker in the world, but he's no slouch when it comes to running the company's IT systems.
See also: no, slouch

no slouch

A phrase used to describe someone very hardworking, enthusiastic, and/or skillful. Tom might not be the friendliest coworker in the world, but he's no slouch when it comes to running the company's IT systems.
See also: no, slouch

slouch around

To loaf around (some place), as out of leisure, laziness, or boredom. After such a hectic week, I decided to spend the entire weekend slouching around reading books and watching TV. Instead of slouching around the office like that, why don't you go ask the boss for something to work on and actually make yourself useful?
See also: around, slouch

slouch behind (someone or something)

To droop or hunch behind someone or something, especially in an awkward or uncomfortable manner. The child slouched behind her parents nervously as they talked with her teacher about the incident. We all slouched behind the small partition to find a bit of shelter from the icy wind.
See also: behind, slouch

slouch down

To allow one's posture to slump or droop downward. I could see the kids starting to slouch down with boredom, so I knew it was time to start wrapping up the trip to the museum. Please stop slouching down in your chair like that—it's not good for your back!
See also: down, slouch

slouch over

To allow one's shoulders and head to slump, droop, or hunch forward or to one side. You need to stop slouching over like that while you work at the computer, or you'll give yourself major back pain down the line! Everyone in the meeting had started to slouch over, their eyes glossing over out of sheer boredom.
See also: over, slouch

slouch around

to move around with a stooped or bent body. (one may slouch because of age, illness, fatigue, depression, fear, or with the intention of not being observed.) she is slouching around because she is tired. Don't you slouch around when you are tired?
See also: around, slouch

slouch behind something

to remain behind something, slouching with depression, fear, or the intent of not being observed. Jim slouched behind a chair where no one could see him. A weary clerk slouched behind the counter, wanting a nap more than anything else.
See also: behind, slouch

slouch down

to slump or droop down. Don't always slouch down, Timmy! Stand up straight. I slouch down because I am tired.
See also: down, slouch

slouch down (in something)

to sink or snuggle down into something, trying to become less visible or more comfortable. Please don't slouch down in your chair, Tim. He can't sit in anything without slouching down.
See also: down, slouch

slouch over

to lean or crumple and fall to one side; [for someone] to collapse in a sitting position. He slouched over and went to sleep in his chair. When he slouched over, I thought something was wrong.
See also: over, slouch

be no ˈslouch (at something/at doing something)

(informal) be good at something/at doing something: He’s no slouch in the kitchen — you should try his spaghetti bolognese.
See also: no, slouch
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This is because, when we slouch, we're putting more pressure on our spines as the weight of our head increases, meaning our back has to over-compensate.
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Caption: You may slouch without realizing--a good tip for correcting your posture is to imagine there is a string attached to the top of your head that is pulling it up.
Grumar in fact wants to point out that if you are a slouch in your own country, you cannot count that everything will run smoothly once you go abroad and expect that you'll earn and prosper easily once you step foot there.
The sensor provides a gentle vibration whenever you slouch, reminding you to sit or stand straight.
Every yuletide season, the creator and leading star of the programme, gives hundreds of No slouch: Brendan O'Carroll thousands of euro to charity to help those less welloff.
Washington, Aug 30 ( ANI ): Do you often worry about your posture but still slouch while working on the laptop?
Don't slouch, stand straight and hold your head up; it's important that you pay heed to that relentless advice of your mother, not just because slouching makes you look shorter and fatter but for the major health issues it can land you with.
Hathaway, who plays Yorkshire girl Emma, told us how she learnt to "slouch" in order to appear more British.
McMahon claimed Elnawin is "no slouch" and that it will take another horse of similar calibre to deny Noble Storm victory.
They wore uniforms of green ties and jumpers and brown felt slouch hats.
Skinny leg are still hot but keep an eye on this season's kick-flare which look great with wedges while slouch styles are ideal for summer to team with a relaxed t-shirt.
With a top speed of 150 mph, it's no slouch either.
You can't slouch over because the corset won't let you.