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couch potato

Informal. a person whose leisure time is spent watching television.
Origin of couch potato
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for couch potato
  • They remind me of the couch potato who watches the news and bellows out to the president how he should run the country.
  • But even the laziest couch potato may soon notice some changes to his television set.
  • It grunts, it drools, and it's about as sluggish as a couch potato.
  • But asking the government to fix them is the couch potato's solution.
  • For the couch potato, the range of choice is growing, not shrinking.
  • It is also unfair to cast the kingdom as a couch potato.
  • Eating fatty foods, not exercising and somehow remaining lean and healthy--it's the couch potato's dream.
  • Even as they swing in constant, languid motion, orangutans burn fewer calories than a human couch potato.
  • He's orating from a position familiar to populists everywhere: couch potato.
  • If you want to be a couch potato, you might as well be a well-dressed one.
British Dictionary definitions for couch potato

couch potato

(slang) a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for couch potato

couch potato

noun phrase

A habitual lounger, esp a person who spends much time watching television: They're not couch potatoes. They're mobile, they go out/ the period that Anglophile couch potatoes find most fascinating (entry form 1970s+, variant 1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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