laundry list


Definition of laundry list

: a usually long list of items the laundry list of new consumer-protection bills— N. C. Miller

Examples of laundry list in a Sentence

She described a laundry list of goals for the city's schools. He recited a laundry list of problems.
Recent Examples on the Web Very few cash-back cards give you more than 1.5% without limits or a laundry list of category restrictions. Taylor Medine, USA TODAY, "The Citi Double Cash rewards you for everyday spending," 24 Apr. 2020 Four decades later, Pusti has accumulated a laundry list of volunteer stints, from coaching youth soccer to serving on the Berea Board of Education. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland, "Dave Pusti wins Berea Chamber’s Grindstone Award: Community Voices," 20 Mar. 2020 The good news -- and yes, there is some -- is that global central bankers and policymakers are rolling out a laundry list of moves designed to ease the economic and financial shocks of the coronavirus. Matt Egan, CNN, "Coronavirus could spark another Great Depression, former Trump adviser warns," 19 Mar. 2020 Depending on the user’s demographics, the Preventive Health tool now appearing in users’ feeds will suggest a laundry list of routine health exams, including mammograms, flu shots, and blood pressure screenings. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "Facebook is normalizing sharing your personal healthcare data," 31 Dec. 2019 For a little more coin, there are interchangeable .22 WMR cylinders, black-oxide or Cerakote finishes, and a laundry list of exotic grip options. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, "The Broke Shooter’s Guide to Cheap .22 LR Handguns," 12 Mar. 2020 This weekend marks the second edition of the annual event, featuring plenty of food, a fashion show from The Look Authority, art activations and a laundry list of live performances by local musicians. Adam Lukach,, "Things to do in Chicago this weekend: Beer and BBQ Bash, free trips for Lyric Opera and Planetarium, plus a ‘Met Gala’ pop-up party," 6 Sep. 2019 That project, as well as a laundry list of others planned for Logan Airport, may end up being shepherded by a new Massport chief executive. Jon Chesto,, "Business is booming in Boston’s industrial port," 13 June 2019 Every imaginable variation on eggs and huevos rancheros are available, and a laundry list of sides including lots of rice, bean and potato options, plus some odd choices like a bowl of lemon slices for 75 cents. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "San Antonio's best brisket tacos," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of laundry list

1958, in the meaning defined above

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30 Apr 2020

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“Laundry list.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of laundry list

informal : a long list of related things

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