laundry list
noun Date: 1958 a usually long list of items <
the laundry list of new consumer-protection bills — N. C. Miller
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • laundry list — laundry lists N COUNT: usu N of n If you describe something as a laundry list of things, you mean that it is a long list of them. ...a laundry list of reasons why shareholders should reject the bid …   English dictionary

  • laundry list — n informal a list of a lot of different things ▪ a laundry list of criticisms …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • laundry list — laundry ,list noun count a long list of things that someone needs, wants, or has to do: a laundry list of complaints …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • laundry list — n. Informal a lengthy, inclusive list of data, matters for consideration, etc., often one regarded as unorganized or showing a lack of necessary selectiveness …   English World dictionary

  • laundry list — noun Etymology: so called from the listing of articles of clothing sent to a laundry : a usually long list of items the laundry list of new consumer protection bills N.C.Miller * * * noun, pl ⋯ lists [count] informal : a long list of related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • laundry list — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms laundry list : singular laundry list plural laundry lists a long list of things that someone needs, wants, or has to do a laundry list of complaints …   English dictionary

  • laundry list — laun′dry list n. cvb inf a lengthy, esp. random list of items: a laundry list of new products; a laundry list of requests[/ex] • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • laundry list — n. any long list of things. (See also shopping list.) □ He came to the interview with a laundry list of things. □ Now I have a laundry list of items we have to discuss …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • laundry list — Informal. a lengthy, esp. random list of items: a laundry list of hoped for presents; a laundry list of someone s crimes. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

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