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

Correction posted July 14, 2011 The original version did not specify who offered a laundry list of 23 recommendations for making nuclear power a safer means of generating electricity. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 Platform technologies go beyond performance Intel has also built in support for a laundry list of platform technologies. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel's 9th-gen mobile Core chips aim for the high end, rocking 8 cores at up to 5GHz speeds," 23 Apr. 2019 The Pentagon also has a laundry list of rules and regulations regarding parades, which are laid out in a 43-page Department of Defense directive from 2001. W.j. Hennigan, Time, "President Trump's Military Parade Is Likely to be a Logistical Nightmare for Planners," 8 Feb. 2018 Tasked with a scavenger hunt around Pittsburgh, Guiliani followed a laundry list that ultimately spilled into Chartiers Valley High School’s main gym. Jake Fischer,, "How the 76ers' T.J. McConnell Morphed from Undrafted to Invaluable," 5 Mar. 2018 The Boston Park Plaza offers a laundry list of services its facilities fee covers. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "The Hotel Fees That Barely Even Make Sense," 9 Jan. 2019 Guitar Center’s deals aren’t as impressive as some other sites, but there are a few goodies hidden among the laundry list of things on sale for Black Friday. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "The best Black Friday deals for DJs and electronic musicians," 21 Nov. 2018 But the worst case scenario is, in my opinion, that patients are unable to let go of the notion that this laundry list of foods indicated by the sensitivity test kit is somehow problematic for them. SELF, "I'm a Registered Dietitian and Here’s What I Want People to Know About 'Food Sensitivity' Testing Kits," 12 Oct. 2018 Barletta, a fervent Trump supporter who shares his hard-line views on immigration, then took the stage and rattled off a laundry list of Trump's accomplishments. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Trump defends Russia and North Korea meetings, attacks 'overrated' Bob Casey at Pennsylvania rally," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of laundry list

1958, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of laundry list

informal : a long list of related things

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