Definition of love-and-idle in US English:

love-and-idle

(also love-and-idles, love-an-idle, love-an-idol)

noun

Southern, English Regional
  • Love-in-idleness.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Taylor (1578–1653), poet. From love + and + idle, apparently as alteration of love-in-idleness.

Pronunciation

love-and-idle

/ˌlʌv(ə)n(d)ˈʌɪdl/