couch potato


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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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While only 13 percent of Americans consider themselves to be "couch potatoes" their behavior shows otherwise.
With Uber and Careem already sending ripples through the country, we're keen to see how Couch Potato will add to the landscape.
However, PGC-1-deficient couch potato mice were not obese and still respond normally to insulin - meaning they are not at risk for developing diabetes despite their sedentary lifestyles and mitochondrial problems.
The average annual spend per household on couch potato snacks has increased from pounds 272.51 to pounds 328.68 since the start of 2008, a jump of pounds 56.17.
THE North East has been branded a region of couch potatoes following a new survey by the British Lung Foundation.
Pythons, which are basically couch potato hunters, provide an extreme example because they find a likely spot and wait for dinner to saunter by.
But Lowri hit back, calling Ross 'a couch potato' and telling him to switch off if he cannot stomach the show.
But don't let Fluffy become a couch potato. New research shows that lack of exercise and overfeeding have made obesity, or being very overweight, a big problem for pets today.
He said: "I like to think of myself as a couch potato. I try to avoid exercise as far as possible."
But another factor, doctors warn, is the inactive lifestyle of the "couch potato."
From sci-fi stuff to lots of laughs to reality shows with a twist, it's couch potato heaven.
Four decades before Jerry Springer, Jimmy Stewart played the original couch potato turned voyeur in an edgy thriller about the dark pleasures of prying into other people's private lives.