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workshy

(ˈwɜːkˌʃaɪ)
adj
not inclined to work
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workshy

[ˈwɜːkʃaɪ] ADJperezoso, flojo (esp LAm)
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workshy

[ˈwɜːkˌʃaɪ] adjpigro/a, indolente
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"Far from the popular perception of benefit recipients as workless and workshy, more than two thirds of working-age recipients of benefits in rural England are in work already but getting by on low incomes, and this proportion is increasing.
I WONDER why the Government will not consider re-introducing National Service for those youths currently unemployed or workshy.
We are being mercilessly taxed to fund an easy life for the workshy louts whose way of making a living is to have as many brats as possible in order to squeeze cash out of the state.
Workshy employees were free to abuse the system, taking nearly an extra three weeks holiday a year, while leaving their more conscientious colleagues to do their work for them.
Now Deas dubbed ``Sergeant Workshy'' has been fined pounds 600 over the scam but allowed to keep his rank.
The gossipy cleaner in her curlers and headscarf formed a touching comic couple with workshy hubby Stan and for more than 20 years typified the gritty women of Britain who kept the show on the road.
Last week I had a go at "workshy" Prince William for doing just two official jobs this year and for not putting in the hours at East Anglia's Air Ambulance Service.
Everything has always had to wait until tomorrow in workshy students drama Fresh Meat (Channel 4, Monday).
We are told this is to encourage the 'workshy' to find jobs.
Brainwashed by programme makers who scoured the country to find a few workshy wasters, reader Maria Connelly splutters with indignation, falling for the Con-Dem line that the poor are responsible for all our ills.
I COMPLETELY disagree with Dave Pithie who wrote a letter regarding national service for workshy. One television programme does not represent all people on benefits and looking for work.
George Tyndale says it is a country of workshy individuals - but I would not swap here for anywhere else.