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Idioms

a couch potato

This page is about the idiom a couch potato

Meaning

You can say someone's a couch potato if they're very lazy and they spend a lot of time sitting around watching TV and eating junk food.

For example

  • Since he lost his job, Marty has become a couch potato.

  • How can you expect to feel good and look good if you're a couch potato? If you turn off the TV, get some exercise, and eat healthy food, you'll soon look good and feel great.

Quick Quiz

When he was out of work, Frank was a couch potato and he

a. put on a lot of weight

b. lost a lot of weight

c. lost a lot of height

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Contributor: Matt Errey