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deadbeat

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a lazy person
  • he snapped instructions to the deadbeats who were standing around watching the work pile up

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The first known use of deadbeat was in 1863

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“Deadbeat.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deadbeat. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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