someone can't be bothered to


someone can't be bothered to
(someone) can't be bothered to (do something) someone has decided it is not important to do something.

If I'm just going to the gym in the morning, I can't be bothered to put on makeup.

Usage notes: sometimes used in the form someone could not be bothered with something

New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • someone can't be bothered — someone can’t be bothered british informal phrase used for saying that someone will not do something because they feel lazy or because it is too much effort I said I’d go out with them tonight, but I can’t be bothered. She couldn’t even be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • someone can't be bothered — British informal used for saying that someone will not do something because they feel lazy or because it is too much effort I said I d go out with them tonight, but I can t be bothered. She couldn t even be bothered to say hello …   English dictionary

  • someone can't be bothered to do something — (someone) can t be bothered to (do something) someone has decided it is not important to do something. If I m just going to the gym in the morning, I can t be bothered to put on makeup. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form someone could not be …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't be bothered to do something — (someone) can t be bothered to (do something) someone has decided it is not important to do something. If I m just going to the gym in the morning, I can t be bothered to put on makeup. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form someone could not be …   New idioms dictionary

  • can't be bothered to — (someone) can t be bothered to (do something) someone has decided it is not important to do something. If I m just going to the gym in the morning, I can t be bothered to put on makeup. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form someone could not be …   New idioms dictionary

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  • New Zealand words — The following is a list of words used in New Zealand English, both shared with Australian English and unique to New Zealand English. Contents 1 Unique to New Zealand 2 Shared with Australia or other countries 3 Bibliography …   Wikipedia

  • bother — both|er1 W3S1 [ˈbɔðə US ˈba:ðər] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make an effort)¦ 2¦(worry)¦ 3¦(annoy)¦ 4 somebody can t/couldn t be bothered (to do something) 5¦(cause pain)¦ 6 sorry to bother you 7¦(frighten)¦ 8 not bother yourself/not bother your head 9 bother… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bother — [[t]bɒ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ bothers, bothering, bothered 1) VERB: with brd neg If you do not bother to do something or if you do not bother with it, you do not do it, consider it, or use it because you think it is unnecessary or because you are too… …   English dictionary