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To be seriously demotivated.
To be disinclined to get off one's arse.
To be unwilling to do something.
I just can't be arsed
door Alex 9 januari 2004

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A term used when one really cannot be bothered/wants to/has to do something.
Mum: "Clean yer room."
ME: "Can't be arsed!"
door sleepygamer 5 maart 2006

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Can't be bothered.
I can't be arsed to go out today
door Alex 13 februari 2004

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cant be bothered
i really cant be arsed to go to uni today.
door paul of death 21 oktober 2003

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cannot be bothered
I cant be arsed to think of an example
door Emma 30 maart 2004

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What people used to say before smart humans invented "can't be asked" as a much more sensible replacement.

The advantage of using the phrase in question, as opposed to the aforementioned precursor, is simply one of sensibility, logic and meaning. This is evident simply from the definitions, explained thusly:

"can't be asked"

- 1 - To be incapable of fulfilling request (asking me to do this would be fruitless; implication: I am lazy / I see no point

"can't be arsed"

- 1 - I am incapable of becoming a human behind (fact, no need to be stated)

- 2 - I am incapable of becoming a fool (invariably incorrect, self-fulfilling by use of the phrase being defined)

- 3 - I am incapable of being kicked in the head by a donkey (implication: there are no donkeys in the vicinity; the arguable sole fair usage of the term provided there is indeed such a lack of equine creatures in the vicinity)
phrasee: Do this for me..
phraser: I can't be arsed.
phrasee: You're an arse. It's I can't be asked, you arse.
door Raiden616 20 mei 2014

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Scottish slang for "I can't be bothered."
Fancy running up to the shop to get me a 20 Benson & Hedges?

Nah I cant be arsed mate.
door Goth Doll 12 september 2016

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