Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A lazy person.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who performs little though professing much.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who performs little though professing much.

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Examples

  • It turns out that The Audience saw no need to win as, not only is he in The Brigade, the do-little alliance that "runs the house," and "drops grenades," but he and Hayden had also made a secret side alliance with Brendon and Boobiac shortly before evictions hit, to promise to trim off Ragan and Bitchney, for the sins of making friends with the other two Brigade members.

    Tallulah Morehead: Big Brother 12: The Boobiac Strikes Back!

  • It is also a tragedy, because if he had lived, his legacy would have been much the same as that of Bill Clinton – an uncomprimising womanizer and do-little president.

    'Letters to Jackie' captures a nation's anguish

  • All of this was given a special edge on Saturday, when WikiLeaks documents emerged showing the U.S. climate negotiator essentially buying votes for the American do-little position by promising to dole out assistance money -- or to withhold it if countries stuck to their guns.

    Bill McKibben: US Plays the Big Tease at Global Climate Talks

  • Finally, Democracy Now! chatted with longtime author, leading climate change activist and founder of 350.org Bill McKibben who said that the WikiLeaks cables show that "the U.S. was both bullying and buying countries into endorsing their do-little position on climate."

    Democracy Now!: Cancun Climate Summit: WikiLeaks and the Exposure of U.S. Coercion, Blackmail to Weaken Climate Action

  • That said, because the do-little democratic congress chose to ignore the dangers of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) and media consolidation, we are again faced with a corporately rigged election and media coverage designed to help the GOP; so we must be very careful how the campaign is managed down the stretch.

    Biden Redefines The Election; Now We Need To Stay On Message

  • When Charles was a little older than William is now, he had a choice: he could be a do-little playboy prince or he could be a strong heir apparent with an agenda of his own.

    The Single Dad And King-To-Be

  • June 25th, 2006 at 6: 18 am jurassicpork says: “ (T) he Bush brand of competitive sourcing, with its get-rich-quick schemes and do-little jobs for administration pals, spread like a cancer throughout the executive branch.

    Think Progress » The administration’s secret timetable.

  • Average family of 2 adults and 2 children make about $30,000 a year, so do-little can try living on that amount or he can shut his damn dumb yapper!

    Think Progress » Rep. Doolittle Just Wants The Same Benefits Every American Doesn’t Have

  • But the Bush brand of competitive sourcing, with its get-rich-quick schemes and do-little jobs for administration pals, spread like a cancer throughout the executive branch.

    June 2006

  • The day after his speech Mr. McCain was caught on the stump misstating and exaggerating his own do-little record after Katrina.

    Sunday Reading

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