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do-nothing

[doo-nuhth-ing]
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noun
  1. a person who chooses to do nothing; a lazy or worthless person.
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adjective
  1. characterized by inability or unwillingness to initiate action, work toward a goal, assume responsibility, or the like: a do-nothing government.
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Origin of do-nothing

First recorded in 1570–80
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