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"doing the minimum"

Posted by Charles on January 06, 2003

In Reply to: "Doing the minimum" posted by Bob on January 06, 2003

: : : : : : Hi. I am looking for one or more snappy phrases for "doing as little as possible", or the minimum, or "just getting by". As in unconscientous teenage students, or slacking workers, and such like. Thanks! - Patty

: : : : : Serving time, going through the motions, sleepwalking.

: : : : "good enough for government work"

: : : Giving it a lick and a promise. Marking time.

: : Paying lip service. Swinging the lead.

: in a trance. grinding. getting a "gentleman's C" showing up leaning on the shovel
: payroll ghost (the last is based on the frequent "ghost payrollers" scandals we have in Chicago government) sliding by treading water

"riding the clock"
"the dog's body"