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unmade bed

slang One who is very unkempt in appearance. Look at Bill, with his hair uncombed and his shirt half-tucked—he's a real unmade bed.
See also: bed
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And I must leave all this"--he waved his arm round the dirty garret, with its unmade bed, the clothes lying on the floor, a row of empty beer bottles against the wall, piles of unbound, ragged books in every corner--"for some provincial university where I shall try and get a chair of philology.
His eyes were naturally heavy; he had an air of having wallowed, fully dressed, all day on an unmade bed. Another man would have felt such an appearance a distinct disadvantage.
Pizza for breakfast, unmade beds, and a father who is clumsy about tea parties are only a few of the things that challenge Elizabeth in this fun picture book story of changes and adjustments.
They also found out that dirty washing on the floor, clutter and unmade beds were among the biggest turn-off's.
Bert Ward's letter 'Bricks are not art' (12.11.12) identifies, quite rightly, the gulf twixt we 'well grounded' Northerners and those 'Hampstead thinkers' so beloved of Peter Simple who are conned easily into staring interminably at piles of bricks, pickled fish and unmade beds and declaring these to be high art.
You will not see her standing there Or sitting on a kitchen chair Not fretting about unmade beds Dear matron lives, inside our heads.
Perhaps in centuries to come, people will gaze, awe struck by the rock or indeed pile of bricks, metal girders, pickled sheep, unmade beds etc and think what manner of people were impressed by this nonsense.
So no more unmade beds (Tracey Emin didn't actually win in 1999) or preserved Damien Hirst farm animals.
Is it endless water colour washes by local artists, is it dissected sharks or unmade beds? Robert Hughes, who was art critic for the New York Times, in his recent series of documentaries entitled The Shock of the New, seemed quite dismayed by the contemporary scene.
The enfant terrible of the art world, a woman as known for flashing her fabulous cleavage in Vivienne Westwood bus tiers as her unmade beds, turning up to the premiere of Super Size Me looking so downright dull!
Hence his focus on poetic moments of the ordinary: the piles of folds on unmade beds (5 Bilder); the slow passage of a freighter on the Rhine, captured in the thirty-six flames of a standard film roll ("Zeit-Serien" [Time Series], ca.
The same, of course, can be said for rows of bricks or unmade beds in London galleries; or even business leaders in the making who drink their beer out of bottles at events with sufficient prestige to be covered by The Birmingham Post's social diary.
He has little time for the `shock tactics' of such modern stars as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin with their bisected sheep and unmade beds. `If you ask some modern artists what they're trying to convey, they will nearly always say it's up to you, make of it what you will.
With highly original approach in the same ballpark as Errol Morris and "Unmade Beds," pic will have athletic fest life and could be a winner for distribs in fighting shape.