laundry list

noun

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.

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Steam room-lovers claim that getting hot and humid after a workout helps to jumpstart exercise recovery, cleanse the body of toxins, improve immunity, and basically check off a laundry list of awesomeness. SELF, "Does the Steam Room at the Gym Actually Do Anything?," 4 Jan. 2019 Fortunately, cities around the U.S. offer a laundry list of top-notch spots sure to impress. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 20 Nov. 2018 And the ’60s handed the left a laundry list of menaces to be defeated. Shelby Steele, WSJ, "Why the Left Is Consumed With Hate," 23 Sep. 2018 But a laundry list of health conditions can also influence weight gain or loss, either by affecting your appetite and energy levels or through other mechanisms. Korin Miller, SELF, "13 Surprising Medical Conditions That Can Cause Weight Gain or Loss (and When to Go to the Doctor)," 12 Nov. 2018 These are just a few of the updates that are on the laundry list for both pieces of software. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Apple’s Logic Pro X and MainStage get updated with tons of new tweaks," 27 Sep. 2018 The laundry list of new tools underscores Microsoft’s drive to make its Office apps relevant to every piece of daily work as all types of workers spend more time using computers. Rachel Lerman, The Seattle Times, "Ignite conference: Smart search, LinkedIn profile info coming to Microsoft Office apps," 24 Sep. 2018 Advice from her would be any singer's dream, considering the laundry list of awards she's received in the country music world. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "8 Fascinating Things About 'America's Got Talent' Guest Judge Martina McBride," 31 July 2018 Other amenities read like a laundry list of top-notch home comforts; the van includes power window shades, adjustable LED lighting, USB charging ports, and a ceiling fan with rain sensor. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Airstream debuts new compact luxury camper van," 4 Sep. 2018

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1958, in the meaning defined above

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laundry list

noun

English Language Learners Definition of laundry list

: a long list of related things

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