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a veritable couch potato. #1 (permalink) Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:00 am   a veritable couch potato.
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #3 "A piece of cake", question 4

He sits and watches TV all day and has turned into a veritable couch potato.

(a) a good sleeper
(b) an enthusiast
(c) a very lazy person
(d) a deep thinker

English Idioms and Expressions, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #3 "A piece of cake", answer 4

He sits and watches TV all day and has turned into a very lazy person.

Correct answer: (c) a very lazy person

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a veritable couch potato. #2 (permalink) Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:46 am   a veritable couch potato.
 

Hi,

I would suggest - 'I would like an explanation'.

This expression
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a veritable couch potato
describes someone who sits on a sofa (couch) all day and does nothing.

'Veritable' means 100%. A potato is a vegetable and the use here suggests someone who is doing nothing and not thinking.

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