- a person who chooses to do nothing; a lazy or worthless person.
- 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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Examples from the Web for do-nothing
At this point any long-term congressional incumbent like Lewis should answer for the do-nothing House.Elizabeth Wurtzel: My Tea Party Mom Loves Al Jazeera America
September 4, 2013
So why did the short, do-nothing opinions in the UT case take over eight months to write?Affirmative Action Lives! What Happened at the Supreme Court
June 24, 2013
Confronting the legacy of the Do-Nothing 112th Congress as the least effective since the 1940s is also a corrective.113th Congress Actually May Get Something Done
January 3, 2013
Remember when the big idea in Obamaland was to run against the do-nothing Congress?
The president once planned to run against the do-nothing Congress.
The Do-Nothing school has almost enough truth on its side to be right.College Teaching
A do-nothing life is a mistake, and only fit for a pet dog, and him it kills.Devon Boys
George Manville Fenn
For years she was a very sick woman, a victim of do-nothing ailments.Civics and Health
William H. Allen
Malthus was not a thoroughgoing supporter of the 'do-nothing' doctrine.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)
Has any one a suggestion to make as to the first adventure of the Do-Nothing Club?