do-nothing

do-nothing

[doo-nuhth-ing]
noun
1.
a person who chooses to do nothing; a lazy or worthless person.
adjective
2.
characterized by inability or unwillingness to initiate action, work toward a goal, assume responsibility, or the like: a do-nothing government.

Origin:
1570–80

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do-nothing

adjective
1. characterized by inability or unwillingness to work toward a goal or assume responsibility; "a do-nothing government" 

noun
1. person who does no work; "a lazy bum" [syn: idler
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