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Slug-abed

(A). A late riser.

“The buttercup is no slug-abed.” —Notes and Queries (Aug. 11, 1894, p. 1118, col. 2.).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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