Meaning of do-nothing

do-noth•ing

Pronunciation: (d'nuth"ing), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who chooses to do nothing; a lazy or worthless person.
—adj.
  1. characterized by inability or unwillingness to initiate action, work toward a goal, assume responsibility, or the like: a do-nothing government.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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