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laundry list

noun, Informal.
a lengthy, especially random list of items:
a laundry list of hoped-for presents; a laundry list of someone's crimes.
Origin of laundry list
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for laundry list
  • The corporate scandals of the past few years offer a laundry list of toxic leaders.
  • Don't give a laundry list of people that you believe said student to be smarter than.
  • No more laundry list of all the government's activities, no more boring survey of every potential trouble spot in the world.
  • Not to mention the laundry list of duties employers are looking for, barely paying above minimum wage.
  • Humans have an additional laundry list of confounds.
  • Coveting is uncool, but there is a whole laundry list of negative emotions, many of which are ugly indeed.
  • Physics isn't a laundry list of pseudo political top ten ideas from x field versus y field.
  • His goal was to break into one of each type in a laundry list of countries.
  • The overall effect is more than a laundry list of nifty features.
  • As the economy has spiraled down over the last few months, firms have executed a laundry list of liquidations.
British Dictionary definitions for laundry list

laundry list

(US & Canadian) a list of items perceived as being long: a laundry list of complaints
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Slang definitions & phrases for laundry list

laundry list

noun phrase

A long bill of items to be obtained, discussed, done, or not done: This ''do-good'' laundry list draws sneers/ The cadets didn't need a laundry list of prohibitions/ A shopping list is not a strategy (1958+)

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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