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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.
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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.
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It encourages you to stay upright and not slump the lower back, and I found myself getting up from the desk for a quick stroll when my back became tired, rather than slouching in the chair.
Slouching, and other forms of poor posture can take a humongous toll on the shoulder.
The results showed that people who had been sitting up straight were much more likely to believe the positive things they'd written about themselves, whereas those who were slouching were much less sure.
Chiropractors urged sufferers to watch their posture and avoid slouching.
A survey by the BCA found that, when questioned about their poor posture, almost half of Welsh respondents blamed slouching or being tired and a third said they chose to slouch when they relax.
Patients were scanned in three different positions: a slouching position in which the body was hunched forward, as if over a desk or video console; an upright 90-degree sitting position; and a relaxed position where the volunteer reclined backward 135 degrees while the feet remained on the floor.
It seems almost a sign of these stressful times--after all, most of us are dealing with overloaded schedules, poorly conditioned back and abdominal muscles, slouching postures and a whole host of office and home furniture that may look great but does nothing to support our bodies.
Many of us, myself included, spend our days typing into computers, holding telephones to our ears, slouching in front of the TV.
Jon Voight, who is Joe Buck, is slouching toward a voice.
I often see celebrities off camera with horrific posture, slouching, tummies out and heads jutting forward,'' says Drew.
His new book, Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America (Dutton), is a popular antidote to the dour doomsday genre epitomized by Robert Bork's 1997 jeremiad on moral decay, Slouching Towards Gomorrah.
As he inches closer to a tryst with the headmaster's daughter (Eva Birthistle), he is also slouching toward intimacy with the poofter sailor (Danny Dyer) he once rebuffed.
When tested on 30 individuals, the chair demonstrated an overall accuracy of 96% in determining whether they were slouching, leaning in various positions, crossing their legs, or sitting upright.
Using algorithms adapted from face-recognition technology, the computer then compares those calculations with a library of similar data on prerecorded, averaged profiles for specific postures, such as leaning left, right-leg crossed, and slouching.