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noun (used with a plural verb)
extensible tongs for grasping objects at a distance, consisting of a series of pairs of crossing pieces, each pair pivoted together in the middle and connected with the next pair at the extremities.
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Origin of lazy tongs

First recorded in 1830–40

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lazy tongs

pl n
a set of tongs with extensible arms to allow objects to be grasped or handled at a distance
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