lazy tongs

plural noun

Definition of lazy tongs

: a series of jointed and pivoted bars capable of great extension used to pick up or handle something at a distance

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First Known Use of lazy tongs

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Lazy tongs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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