Do-little
Do-little Do"-lit`tle, n. One who performs little though professing much. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Great talkers are commonly dolittles. --Bp. Richardson. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • do-little — do lit·tle (do͞oʹlĭt l) n. Informal A lazy person. * * * …   Universalium

  • do-little — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Informal. A self indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity: bum1, drone1, faineant, good for nothing, idler, layabout, loafer, ne er do well, no good, slugabed, sluggard, wastrel. Informal …   English dictionary for students

  • do-little — n. [U. S.] Idler, sluggard, drone, laggard, lounger, trifler, dawdler, doodle, donought (donnat, donnot, Scotch), do nothing, good for nothing, inefficient person …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • do-little — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Do Little Lane — Do Little Alley    South out of Carter Lane to Knightrider Street. In Castle Baynard Ward (Boyle, 1799).    First mention: Dolytelane, 1314 15 (Ct. H.W. I. 252).    Other forms : Dolytellane, 1349 (ib. 593). Dolittellane, 1359 (ib. II. 12). Doe… …   Dictionary of London

  • do little to help — do little to help/solve/etc phrase to fail to help someone solve something etc The company did little to prevent the disaster. He’s done little to improve my opinion of him. Thesaurus: to not help someonesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • do little to solve — do little to help/solve/etc phrase to fail to help someone solve something etc The company did little to prevent the disaster. He’s done little to improve my opinion of him. Thesaurus: to not help someonesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • Do Little Alley —    See Do Little Lane …   Dictionary of London

  • Do-Little's Yard —    West out of Mugwell Street, in Farringdon Ward Within (det.) (O. and M. 1677).    Seems to occupy the site of Windsor Court (q.v.) …   Dictionary of London

  • Little England beyond Wales — is a name applied to an area of southern Pembrokeshire and southwestern Carmarthenshire in Wales. Although distant from the English border, it has been English in language and culture for many centuries. Although it is probably much older, the… …   Wikipedia

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