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Lazy bachelor one unemployed (4,4)


I believe the answer is:

bone idle

'lazy' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'bachelor one unemployed' is the wordplay.
'bachelor' becomes 'B' (abbreviation e.g. BA=Bachelor of Arts).
'unemployed' becomes 'idle' (associated in meaning).

(Other definitions for bone idle that I've seen before include "Really lazy in ossified way" , "Very lazy, may be ossified?" , "Extremely inactive" , "Very lazy, from the marrow out" , "Very, lazy, almost ossified" .)

I've seen this clue in The Sun.
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