One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be unwilling to make the effort needed to do something.‘they couldn't be bothered to look it up’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I have split ends but can't be bothered to go get my hair cut.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘But if they can't be bothered to find me, why should I make the effort for them?’
- ‘If you can't be bothered to imagine, let me tell you.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Throughout my conversation, she gave such dull and unwilling answers, as if she can't be bothered to talk to me.’
- ‘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.’
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