Definition of can't be bothered (to do something) in English:

can't be bothered (to do something)

phrase

  • Be unwilling to make the effort needed to do something.

    ‘they couldn't be bothered to look it up’
    • ‘If you can't be bothered to become informed about the issues then you don't need to vote.’
    • ‘But, I really can't be bothered to put in the effort to finish it.’
    • ‘When you can't be bothered to write but you've got loads of stuff spilling out of your head, you can still share it all with this cool tool.’
    • ‘People moan about politics and the state of their world when they are down the pub, but then can't be bothered to use their vote on election day.’
    • ‘I have split ends but can't be bothered to go get my hair cut.’
    • ‘However, I still find myself reaching for it if I have five minutes to kill or can't be bothered to load up anything else.’
    • ‘But if they can't be bothered to find me, why should I make the effort for them?’
    • ‘Although they have everything going for them they can't be bothered to put in the necessary effort to help themselves to fulfil their potential.’
    • ‘Throughout my conversation, she gave such dull and unwilling answers, as if she can't be bothered to talk to me.’
    • ‘If you can't be bothered to imagine, let me tell you.’