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.
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First Known Use of laundry list

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Laundry list.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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