bone idle

bone idle
bone idle UK US adjective british informal
very lazy
Thesaurus: lazy or slow to actsynonym

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ˌbone ˈidle f10 adjective (old-fashioned, BrE, informal)
very lazy
 
Word Origin:
[bone idle] early 19th cent.: expressing idle through to the bone.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bone idle — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely idle. ORIGIN expressing idle through to the bone …   English terms dictionary

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  • bone idle — adj BrE extremely lazy ▪ He s just bone idle …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bone idle — mod. very lazy; completely idle or unproductive. □ Your problem is that you are bone idle. □ Take your bone idle brother and move out! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bone-idle — adjective utterly lazy For the last three weeks I have been going what you call bone idle …   Wiktionary

  • bone idle — adjective extremely lazy: He s not stupid, just bone idle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bone-idle — adjective constitutionally lazy or idle • Syn: ↑bone lazy • Similar to: ↑idle • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism * * * bone iˈdle adjective Utterly idle, idle to the bone • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone idle — adjective extremely idle. Origin C19: expressing idle through to the bone …   English new terms dictionary

  • bone idle — adj. bone lazy, lazy or idle from a constitutional standpoint (Informal) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bone-idle — /boʊn ˈaɪdl/ (say bohn uydl) adjective extremely lazy. Also, bone lazy …  

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