Sofa spud - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
Someone who often engages in sedentary activities, usually understood as frequently watching television; a couch potato. "Spud" is an informal term for a potato. Lisa wants to date a man who loves to travel and try new things, not some sofa spud who stays home all day. I'm not letting you kids turn into sofa spuds this summer. Now put on your shoes, and let's go for a hike!
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sofa spud (ˈsofə ˈspəd)
n. someone who spends a great deal of time sitting and watching television. (A play on couch potato.) Sofa spuds have been getting a lot of attention in the newspapers.
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Also model walking, playing basketball or other exercise rather than being a sofa spud
. I f you do physical activity and show that you enjoy it, they will, too.
It's time to let this sofa spud
go and start looking for a partner who's holding a winning hand.
SEE the bulbfields by bike I even the laziest sofa spud
can face pedalling across the pancake-flat terrain of Holland.
If you have been a sofa spud
up to now, it is best to get your doctor's approval and consult with an exercise professional before starting any weight training or aerobic exercise.
Any parent who allows their child to become a podgy wee sofa spud
is guilty of neglect.
WHETHER you've been a sofa spud
for weeks or decades, there's no better time than the present to turn off the television and turn on to a healthier lifestyle.
With their multiple channels and satellites, they're almost bound to top the sofa spud
list, aren't they.