can't be bothered to do something


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 bothered with something

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  • 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

  • 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 …   New idioms dictionary

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  • 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

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  • get something out of one's system — {v. phr.} 1. To eliminate some food item or drug from one s body. * /John will feel much better once he gets the addictive sleeping pills out of his system./ 2. To free oneself of yearning for something in order to liberate oneself from an… …   Dictionary of American idioms