-A couch potato is a person who spends a lot of time watching television with little or no physical activity. They can do this either sitting or lying down on a couch (or sofa) or even sitting in an armchair. The idea is that they don’t move very much and a couch potato can sometimes be considered lazy or inactive. Instead of going outside or doing other active activities, they prefer spending long periods of time in front of the television.
1. Wow! You spent 8 hours on the sofa today! You are such a couch potato.
2. Don’t be a couch potato, Catherine! You do your homework!
3. I used to be a couch potato, but now I’m always active and never waste time.
4. The only thing you do all day is watch TV. You’ve become a real couch potato, haven’t you?
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