Definition of bone idle in English:

bone idle

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(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.

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