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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.
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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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Sitting in a slouched position at your desk for an extended period of time puts a great deal of stress on your upper body, especially if your body is not properly supported.
The end result of this was that when students wrote positive thoughts about themselves, they rated themselves more highly when in the upright than the slouched posture because the upright posture led to confidence in the positive thoughts.
Just the luck of the draw my father would say slouched in his white t-shirt long neck bottle of beer dangling from his terrible hand
The center has a way of holding, however, and Duke has slouched home to the fringe.
Measurements were taken of spinal angles, disc height and disc movement across upright, reclined and slouched positions.
She apparently got the day off when it was time for ``Satan Was a Man'' (``A surging novel of passion and ruin''), in which a redhead in a tight top tempts a Robert Mitchum look-alike slouched on a park bench.
Customers slouched into the dive looking slack and hungover.
It shows him, quite portly, slouched on a banquette on the dance-floor level, a white hat pulled down to cover his eyes, as if the swirl of dancers in front of him is too much to take.
KEEPING yourself slouched over and scrunched up creates serious problems, such as muscle imbalance, joint dysfunction and a negative emotional state.
He slouched in the chair at his dressing cubicle, his eyes on the floor until somebody asked a question, answering in a low mumble.
Whether swinging partner Valerie Valdez into his arms or sitting slouched back on steps enjoying her sinuous solo, he kept the energy flowing.
Rosalio Arcineda was shot several times in the upper body and was found slouched behind the steering wheel of his van Saturday night about 6:15 p.
Hirata, who appeared weak and slouched to one side, was taken away in an ambulance.
Jessica killed herself with that flight, and she killed me, too,'' Andy said morosely as he slouched in a chair at the Livermore Airport terminal.