from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An item-by-item enumeration.
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- n. Originally, a list of articles of clothing that had been sent to be laundered.
- n. A long and often tedious list of items.
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They had a backload of cases up the yahoo, the usual laundry list of crimes was still being committed even as files on the old ones were piling up in their in baskets, and Matt was spending every minute he could spare running down leads about the identity of the man who had attacked Carly and Sandra.
In response to Dorsey Hilliard’s questions, Dr. Pettis recited a laundry list of expert qualifications — degrees, publications, and awards — yet still managed to sound slightly surprised when Judge Guthrie qualified him as an expert.
Another of my personal favorites are the vitamin gummy bears from Borba, called Gummy Bear Boosters, which taste like candy but contain a laundry list of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients, and are great for your skin.
The laundry list included Newports, beer, and potato chips.
The dog blood sales were only the most bizarre item on a laundry list of corrupt deals and straight-out rip-offs.
That afternoon, in informal consultations, de La Sablière and I took the other members through the text, listening to a laundry list of Algerian objections from Baali, who was obviously following Syria’s party line.