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do nothing

noun as in dilly-dallier

verb as in twiddle one's thumbs


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The blogosphere is afire with outrage: A rich do-nothing given probation for raping his three-year-old daughter!

At this point any long-term congressional incumbent like Lewis should answer for the do-nothing House.

So why did the short, do-nothing opinions in the UT case take over eight months to write?

Confronting the legacy of the Do-Nothing 112th Congress as the least effective since the 1940s is also a corrective.

Remember when the big idea in Obamaland was to run against the do-nothing Congress?

Malthus was not a thoroughgoing supporter of the 'do-nothing' doctrine.

Perhaps he'll be buying embroidered fronts next, if he goes into that idle, do-nothing House of Commons.

Brewery chimneys are better than a do-nothing scamp that can't earn a meal for himself or his children.

He had been called a dawdler and a trifler and a do-nothing.

The work of Anquetil was in their library; but the series of "do-nothing kings" amused them very little.

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On this page you'll find 35 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to do-nothing, such as: bum, deadbeat, good-for-nothing, goof off, idler, and laggard.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.