bone-idle


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Related to bone-idle: clinging, Big-headed, self-indulgent
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Adj.1.bone-idle - constitutionally lazy or idle
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
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bone-idle

[ˌbəʊnˈaɪdl] ADJgandul, holgazán, flojo (LAm)
References in periodicals archive ?
MR Clayton Jones (WM letters, August 29) described the 10 young people begging for money while he was sitting in the al fresco part of a restaurant in the capital of Wales as "the bone-idle", which I believe is an inaccurate description of those forced to beg for money or steal food due to hunger; I would describe them as the locked out.
But if that's what it takes to make Mrs May's bone-idle, Brexitobsessed, boss-backing, ignorant, supercilious ministers do the job we pay them to do, then so be it.
WHEN are the Government going to realise the welfare bill is so high because they make it too easy for bone-idle scroungers to claim benefits?
Michelle Madden No matter whether the tip was open 24/7 or collections were free from the council, you will never stop these bone-idle, lazy and inconsiderate people from fly-tipping.
The bone-idle Bulgar is a free agent and that's good news for him because it means he doesn't have to summon the energy to slap in a transfer request.
However most recently we were greeted with an Overflow Parking Area sign which directed drivers onto The Braid and those too bone-idle to walk saw their opportunity and parked as close as they could to the pedestrian bridge access to the High Street.
Both Kyle and Widdecombe succeeded in portraying the scrounger as a bone-idle buffoon.
Faced with bone-idle players would he feather-bed them for life?
Iain Duncan Smith apparently subscribes to the same misguided theory that everyone on benefits is a bone-idle scrounger.
Thornton was made to work for much of the 3m trip, delivering reminders to his bone-idle mount from as early as the third flight.
They will want their dough in its entirety and if they don't get it up front they'll just sit on their bone-idle backsides and take it in weekly instalments with no effort in return.