couch potato

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n couch potato an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)
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Idioms

Couch potato - A couch potato is an extremely idle or lazy person who chooses to spend most of their leisure time horizontal in front of the TV and eats a diet that is mainly junk food.
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Usage

In poetry:

Said the Media skeleton
Believe you me
Said the Couch-potato skeleton
What me worry?
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

Couch potatoes love a view.
Couch potato 'ruins spud 's image'.
Farmers are campaigning to remove from dictionaries the term "couch potato" which they say makes the vegetable seem unhealthy and is bad for its image.
"Couch potato" is not an endearing term, and Kevin Mallon would never use it with those who choose to stay seated.
One of the very few filmmakers who can simultaneously please both eggheads and couch potatoes, Christopher Nolan has in a dozen years or so, become one of the most powerful directors in the world.
With fewer hours of daylight, colder temperatures and more wet weather, winter is often when "couch-potato syndrome" kicks in for many of us.
Day 9 of the 12 Days of Tech-mas: Great gifts for the sports-loving couch potato.
While this metamorphic change from couch potato to bike potato and finally seasoned bike rider is nothing new for me, it hasn't gone unnoticed that each year it takes a little longer to get where I want to be.
An App for Couch Potatoes With Places to Go.
Venstar Climate Control for Couch Potatoes.
Couch potato lifestyle kills five million every year .
A third of the world's adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year , experts said in the medical journal The Lancet on Wednesday.
Well, a new study by British researchers has uncovered something else that couch potatoes may need to be concerned about: kidney disease.
As many episodes of Friend, King of Queens, Everybody Loves Raymond and M*A*S*H that my house watches, it is good to know that being a couch-potato has its advantages.
Television viewers were once called couch potatoes.
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