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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - 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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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.
ONCE again we have a royalist trying to tell us that it costs only 62p a year to fund our work-shy royal family.
Work-shy Marieme, who changes her name to Vic, amuses herself by bullying shop girls.
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.
You're lucky he's out working," came the scolding, "my man's so work-shy, whenever he could be 'on the job' he calls in sick.
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.
Producers have been criticised for presenting residents of Birmingham's James Turner Street as feckless and work-shy criminals.
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.
ALL STAR MR & MRS ITV, 8pm Ricky Tomlinson, who's still best known for his role as work-shy slob Jim in The Royle Family, and his wife Rita feature alongside runner Paula Radcliffe and her husband, coach Gary Lough.
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.