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couch potato

noun
1.
Informal. a person whose leisure time is spent watching television.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for couch-potato

couch potato

noun
1.
(slang) a lazy person whose recreation consists chiefly of watching television and videos
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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+)


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