couch potato


couch potato

Meaning | Definition

  • a chronic television viewer
  • very lazy person
  • physically less active
  • somebody who takes no exercise but watches a lot of television
  • a layabout and Idler

Example Sentences

  1. My younger sister is a great couch potato; she can watch TV 24 hours a day.
  2. It is a matter of debate if couch potatoes are less intelligent than their brethren.
  3. My mom always says me that don’t be a couch potato go outside and play.
  4. I spoiled my body being a couch potato I am going to join the gym right now.
  5. I’ve heard my neighbour couple arguing, “You are such a couch potato how can you dream about being slim you can only eat and watch television all the time.”
  6. I never imagined that people will call me a couch potato; I think I am addicted to the television now.
  7. My brother is so lazy that he does nothing whole day, but sits on the couch and watch television and now I call him couch potato.
  8. Get up go find a job and start earn something now, don’t lie around like a couch potato, you’ve grown up now.
  9. Michelle is a gymnast and you are a couch potato don’t dream about her.


This idiomatic expression is supposed to be originated in 1970’s in America by a comic artist who drew two idle, inactive and lazy characters he named them “Couch Potatoes” since then this phrase became very popular to call names someone who spends lots of time watching television then being habitual of TV they put on weight and looks more like a potato.

Another idea of the origin of this idiom which made it more popular is that imagine a person sitting on a couch (sofa) watching television eating potato chips. Now shorten this description into two words, “couch potato.”

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