work-shy


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Adj.1.work-shy - disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
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Indeed, his family of similarly inclined work-shy individuals could do the same, having been supported by the taxpayer for decades.
SAY YOU I'd like to offer some advice to the lady who wrote in about her work-shy new husband and his equally lazy grown-up son (Dear Coleen, April 28).
It came at a much-needed time for the couple, who had faced accusations of being work-shy.
No, what would have been lovely is if these work-shy layabouts had used contraception and not had eight kids they can't afford (Julie's kids are by four different men).
It is not fair for the system to punish the "work-shy" if they are on benefits, but to take no action against the work-shy who are living off inheritance.
I am deeply furious at the UK coalition government's welfare reform policies and housing policies, allowing many work-shy bad element of welfare benefit claimants, and a minority of asylum seekers, to misuse and abuse the system.
Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmad Khuhro said that targeted operation would be conducted in every district of Sindh to bring improvement in educational system while all work-shy educational officers would be sent home.
Anyone who reckons that Dynasty is work-shy and couldn't stick a proper job should consider the fact that in order to get her eyelashes on and hair tortured before school every morning she must be getting up at the crack of dawn.
So that'll be another holiday for the work-shy pair, probably to Las Vegas, where they'll fetch up in the Wee White Chapel in the Heather to make their vows to an Elvis Presley lookalike preacher.
The Victorian in the Wall is described as a surreal and fantastical story about a work-shy writer, who discovers a Victorian man living in the wall of his flat.
Shameless (Channel 4, Tuesday, 10pm) | WHEN Paul Abbott created a drama about work-shy, booze-fuelled layabout Frank Gallagher (David Threlfall), he hoped it would do well, but had no idea it would run for 11 series, and instigate an American version.
Far from confirming those on benefits as work-shy, MacDonald's research presents a picture of workers keen to be in stable, fairly paid, good quality employment, but trapped in a situation where only insecure, low-paying, low-skilled, poor quality jobs are on offer.