Definition of bone idle in English:

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bone idle

(also bone lazy)


Extremely idle or lazy.
Example sentences
  • I'm bone idle and far too self involved to join in anything online - unless I'm really bored and have nothing to write about.
  • Basically we're bone idle and a 42-date tour doesn't appeal to us any more, so traditionally we've just played Manchester or Liverpool.
  • It seems that people are too bone idle to take unwanted items to the refuse collection points, so they just leave them in the back streets.


Early 19th century: expressing idle through to the bone.

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