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British Dictionary definitions for bone idle

bone idle

adjective
  1. very idle; extremely lazy
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  • They're both of them perfectly healthy, and yet they're bone-idle.

    Hilda Lessways

    Arnold Bennett

  • I don't know why he should have wanted a curate at all, except that he's so bone-idle, and I'm sure he can't afford one.

    The Eldest Son

    Archibald Marshall