VEGETABLE EXPRESSIONS-2: meaning and examples
Today we continue looking at common English expressions that use vegetable words in them.
Today's expression is: Couch Potato
Meaning: a person who spends a lot of time sitting (on a couch, of course) and watching television.
For more information about the history of this expression, visit the following Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Couch_potato
Homer Simpson is the perfect example of an American couch potato.
Thanks to an ever-increasing number of young couch potatoes in Spain, there is now a serious obesity problem amongst Spanish children.
Notice the irregular spelling of potato in the plural (potatoes).
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I hope you have a good day, with as little television as possible. ;-)