laundry list


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laundry list

n. Informal
An item-by-item enumeration.

laundry list

n
US and Canadian a list of items perceived as being long: a laundry list of complaints.

laun′dry list`


n.
a lengthy, esp. random list of items: a laundry list of new products; a laundry list of requests.
[1955–60]
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Perhaps she was only endeavouring to excuse to her own mind a hatred for the laundry lists and the duty of overlooking the housekeeping bills, together with the petty economies and cares of a small establishment.
The analyst, however, believes that "despite this laundry list of concerns," Mayville's story has not materially changed, and that the company is still on pace to hit its financial targets this year.
There's a laundry list of issues that need to be addressed at the Chicago port.
I suspect and have experienced that the seal of confession doesn't exist for young children taught to confess laundry list items such as the nebulous "impure thoughts."
The embassy also shot back at Schriver's comments on 'the nature of Russian regime' where he cited the annexing Crimea the chemical attack in UK as part of its 'laundry list.'
Not only do mosquitos annoyingly haunt picnics and hikes in the summer, they also carry a laundry list of microbes including viruses and parasites.
Marilyn Hunt wrote of the then-21 -year-old artist, "Guillem can inflect classicism with a dramatic shading as if magnifying natural gesture, as when a port de bras became a lift of Odette's arms toward heaven." Preternaturally gifted (at 19 she became the youngest ever etoile in Paris Opera Ballet's history), Guillem retired from the stage a legend in 2015 after an international ballet career and collaborations with a laundry list of contemporary choreographers.
is that of a laundry list. But lens does sound better than laundry list.
In fact, you likely had a laundry list of things you were looking for in the right partner.
What you won't find is a laundry list of damaging ingredients such as VOCs, hazardous air pollutants, reproductive toxins, and chemical solvents.
This year's "Best in Show" winner, Devon, as a West Highland terrier, is predisposed to a laundry list of genetic illnesses - including craniomandibular osteopathy (a disease also known as "Westie jaw"), skin disorders (like atopic dermatitis), neurological diseases (such as globoid cell leukodystrophy) and abdominal hernias, among other ailments.