do-nothing

[doo-nuhth-ing]

noun

a person who chooses to do nothing; a lazy or worthless person.

adjective

characterized by inability or unwillingness to initiate action, work toward a goal, assume responsibility, or the like: a do-nothing government.

Origin of do-nothing

First recorded in 1570–80
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