couch potato


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  • noun

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an idler who spends much time on a couch (usually watching television)

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That's why marathon mice are fitter and have more type I muscle fibers than couch potato mice-their PPAR beta/d and ERR?
Of course it is not the Oxford English Dictionary's fault, but we want to use another term than couch potato because potatoes are inherently healthy.
Apparently plenty, according to the Couch Potato Poll, a national consumer survey commissioned by DuPont Dacron Fiberfill.
Take another glance at the scenes tomorrow's couch potato might see on the television.
When nutritionist Jane Hurley walked down the potato chip aisle of a supermarket just five years ago, she left with a conclusion that would make a couch potato cringe with guilt: Pretzels.
MIT MEDIA LAB director Nicholas Negroponte on the concept of "digital convergence": "The message is that the consumer is not the couch potato that everyone thinks he is.
Lovely black and white pencil illustrations of Aggie and friends add visual mterest to her story in "The 45 mph Couch Potato.
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.
COUCH potato Brits are spending more than pounds 300 a year on snacks as they spend more time slouched in front of the telly.
SALES of couch potato snacks are up as Britons spend more time in front of the television, figures show.
A DIET pills firm wants to pay someone pounds 23,750 a year to be a couch potato and gorge on junk food.
And 20% described themselves as a couch potato or as someone who never exercises.
Robert Adler, who designed the couch potato device with the help of engineer Eugene Polley, died of heart failure on Thursday.
Rules for the couch potato honor, as stipulated by Guinness, allow for a five-minute break every hour and a 15-minute break every eight hours.
With the big sun-roof opened up and music at your fin-gertips, Subaru's Outback is designed to make you forget all about your couch potato ways.