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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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The movie wasn't just a sloucher, it was a head-propper - the type of movie where you have to hold your head up with your hand because there's nothing of interest going on, nothing willing your eyes to focus on the screen.
A US study found that those actively trying to walk with their head held high and shoulders back were more likely to experience good moods while slouchers were more likely to focus on negatives rather than positives.
22Walk tall A US study found that those actively trying to walk with their head held high and shoulders back were more likely to experience good moods while slouchers were more likely to focus on negatives rather than positives.
COBRA STRETCH: For chair slouchers. Lie on your front with palms flat on the floor under the shoulders.
The slouchers, on the other hand, weren't convinced of their positive or negative traits; they struggled even to know who they were.
Unpleasant work environment--Employee discontent, high absenteeism, missed production deadlines, accidents, colleagues who are backbiters, complainers, and slouchers all contribute to added stress in the workplace.
Others are pot-smoking slouchers. Are these outcomes the result of "genius" sperm, or parents' expectation of brilliance, or the constant pressure that a child might either buckle to or buck against?
The hammering at the hands of the Glassmen left a sour taste in the mouth of Racing and tomorrow's visitors Oldbury United are no slouchers as they proved when inflicting a 2-1 demise on the Hampton Roaders back in December.
Thrice-married lobbyist and ethical midget Gingrich lectures the feckless with all the credibility of the Hunchback of Notre Dame telling slouchers to sit up.
We are a nation of slouchers. Working at a desk in front of a computer screen doesn't help, either.
It's true.We are a nation of slouchers.Working at a desk in front of a computer screen doesn't help matters, either.