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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
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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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Under this utility standard, ambitious Adam is labeled the exploiter arid couchpotato Karl the exploited, which apparently accords with Roemer's moral sympathies.
McConnell added: ``Their role will be to work in schools to increase theopportunities for physical activity, recruit pupils who will support and coach their fellow students, and help change Scotland's couchpotato culture for good.''
"This report lays bare the John Bercow rotten state of this unelected second chamber - from couchpotato peers to lobby-fodder lords.
It has triggered fears a couchpotato generation will grow up suffering increasing ill-health and unable to compete at a national level.
It is better than mindlessly watching TV and becoming a couchpotato chained to the sofa and other people's "real" lives.