couch potato

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - couch potato

"couch potato"

a lazy person who spends a lot of time sitting at home watching television


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - couch potato

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: I'm so lonely and bored. I wonder if I will ever have a boyfriend.

Friend 2:  Perhaps if you didn't sit on the couch all day and watch TV, you might find someone.

Friend 1:  But I enjoy being a couch potato.

Friend 2:  Perhaps you could go on the internet and find a male couch potato?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - couch potato

Two parents are talking about their son ...

Mother:  I'm worried about Ken.

Father:  Me, too. Ever since he graduated high school, he's done nothing but sit around all day watching TV and playing games.

Mother:  I'm not sure how we can inspire him to be more than a couch potato.

Father:  Maybe we should start charging rent. Perhaps he'll look for a job.

couch potato - Usage:


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couch potato - Gerund Form:

Being a couch potato is not good for your health.

couch potato - Examples:

1)  That couch potato lifestyle is costing you more than camaraderie at the neighborhood softball game.

2)  I was a couch potato who ate a ton of junk food and got to nearly 300 pounds.

3)  How much physical activity do you get? Are you a couch potato or a gym rat, someone who just sits and watches TV or someone ...

4)  Just as you wouldn't try running a marathon after being a couch potato for three years, you wouldn't brake a cleanse by launching into full-feasting.

5)  Whether you are an experienced runner or an experienced couch potato, you will be amongst friends in this epic event.

6)  But when you go from being a full-blown couch potato to being a regular walker, you have really reduced the risk of bad ...

7)  ... your strength and physical fitness, even if you're a senior or a self-confessed couch potato who has never exercised before.

8)  Likewise, those who say no to doughnuts, cigarettes and being a couch potato will be less burdened by the poor choices of others.

9)  I am not amazingly active but am not a couch potato as I chase my kids around a lot.

10)  ... when I would feel the urge to stuff my face and be a couch potato in front of the TV, I told myself that I HAD to go ...

11)  ... and no one feels the sense of transition more strongly than a couch potato as one sports season slides into another.

12)  Football, meanwhile, is mid-season. Tennis is available to the couch potato year-round, at least if he subscribes, as I do, to the ...

13)  Liberals need not fear Rush because his bobble-head, couch potato listeners will never get off their back-side, elect conservative politicians ...

14)  ... as my level of fitness improves but I'm kicking myself for being such a couch potato for so long.

15)  Your spouse joins the gym after years of being a slothful couch potato.

16)  Whether you're a super athlete into extreme sports or a couch potato who just wants to do something relaxing ...

17)  The cliche of the couch potato has been confirmed by a unique study establishing a link between mind-numbing television and ...

18)  It sounds like an oxymoron -- active couch potato. But it's a modern-day phenomenon.

19)  I went from being a total couch potato to running a 5K.

20)  Instead of deciding between nap and exercise, Pam could make a choice between couch potato and pain relief.