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ahy duh ler

  • n  person who does no work
  • a  not in action or at work
  • s  without a basis in reason or fact
  • s  not in active use
  • s  silly or trivial
  • s  lacking a sense of restraint or responsibility
  • s  not yielding a return
  • s  not having a job

  • To add a town-square touch, he designed sidewalk cafes, planted trees, and put benches beneath them for the tired shopper or any idler who wanted to stop for a gossip.
  • All true, with only one complication: the look that Sarah Woodruff, the distraught figure on the breakwater, directs at Charles Smithson, the aristocratic young idler who .
  • Some idler is sure to begin a critique of Stephen Fry's funny, sharp-tongued novel The Hippopotamus (Random House; 290 pages; $21) by referring loftily to the title character as .
News & Articles

  • 50TH Anniversary: Mr. & Mrs. Idler
    Terry and Norma Idler, of Rockaway Township, are celebrating their 50th anniversary. They were married June 19, 1963 in Irvington.
    July 17, 2013 - The Record

  • Samuel Johnson in CBS News
    Two hundred-fifty years ago, Samuel Johnson wrote, "Every man is, or hopes to be, an Idler."
  • Kenneth Clark in
    Clark's grandparents had made their pile in trade and became part of the idle rich ("Some were richer, but none were idler," as his distinguished father, Kenneth, wrote).

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