Phrase of the day

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22nd August 2017

I can't be bothered

WE often use this phrase when we're feeling too lazy, too tired or it's not important for us to do something.
IH Bristol Phrase of the Day: I can't be bothered
Usage
Written: 
No
Spoken: 
Yes
Formal: 
No
Informal: 
Yes
Example 1
What are you doing?
I'm separating my rubbish into plastic, glass, cardboard and landfill.
Oh I can't be bothered with that. I just put all of mine in the landfill bin.
Example 2
Are you coming to Anna's party tonight?
I can't be bothered. I'm too tired and anyway, we're not very close friends