couch potato

noun
Informal. a person whose leisure time is spent watching television.

Origin:
1980–85

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couch potato
 
n
slang a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos

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couch potato definition


  1. n.
    a lazy, do-nothing television watcher. (See also sofa spud.) : If there was a prize for the best couch potato, my husband would win it.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
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.
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