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An Americanism for a sedentary person, usually male, whose predominant non-work or non-school-related activity consists of lying on a couch, watching TV

couch potato

An Americanism for a sedentary person, usually ♂, whose predominant non-work activity consists in lying on a couch, watching TV. See Television intoxication 'syndrome. '. Cf Vigorous exercise.
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Scientists have identified a gene which sets potential Olympic champions apart from couch potatoes.
It is clear, though, that if given the right opportunities, McMahon can continue to build on a body of work that should stun lots of couch potatoes and hackers and just plain citizens by, say, the year 2010.
Couch potatoes, be forewarned: If you're substituting these snacks for a fruit or vegetable, then you haven't improved your diet.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that couch potatoes are more compatible with other couch potatoes.
SCIENTISTS have discovered why some of us are full of energy and others are couch potatoes.
Research conducted by the Nuffield Health Charity shows the city has more couch potatoes than any other part of the country.
THE North East has been branded a region of couch potatoes following a new survey by the British Lung Foundation.
WANTED: Couch potatoes of the male variety to take part in a study on the effects of exercise being run by the University of Birmingham.
Superficiality begets couch potatoes, not dedicated researchers.
Among other uses, Trans Orbital hopes to turn those photos into a more low-key form of space tourism: a video game that simulates a space journey for moon- dreaming couch potatoes.
Couch potatoes looking for gaycentric entertainment could find themselves with three all-gay TV networks to choose from by next year.
But the couch potatoes lost more than 96 percent of their species.