Definition of bone idle in English:

bone idle

Line breaks: bone idle
(also bone lazy)


Extremely idle or lazy.
More 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.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day flippant
Pronunciation: ˈflɪp(ə)nt
not showing a serious or respectful attitude