Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei and... excuse me please... Rob, can we have your attention please! Rob: Err, oh alright then... hello, I'm Rob. Feifei: Rob, could you take your feet off the table please! Rob: Oh, alright then. There you go... Feifei, do I have to present this programme today? Feifei: Why, what's wrong? Rob: Well, I've done so much work already and according to my watch, I should be having a coffee break now. Feifei: Really! Rob's being lazy because he was out late last night. Rob, there is a phrase to describe your condition. Rob: Oh yes. Overworked? Energetic? Feifei: No - the opposite. It's bone idle - literally, you are idle right through to your bones. In other words, you are very lazy! Rob: It's a great phrase Feifei but that doesn't describe me. Look I've just moved my little finger. Feifei: Ha ha! I think we had better hear some more examples while you move the rest of your body. Examples: The doctor has told my brother to do more exercise, but he won't do it, he's bone idle. You're bone idle - you've been at home all day and you're still in your pyjamas! My boyfriend's bone idle - he won't even get off the sofa to answer the phone. Feifei: So the phrase 'bone idle' means very lazy - like Rob! Hey Rob, I hear it's Dan's birthday today and he's brought a cake in for us all to share. Rob: Cake! I love cake - great, come on let's get some before it all eaten. Feifei: Ah, you're moving now - but you're not going anywhere until you've finished this programme. Rob: Come on then, tell me what to say. Feifei: Just read this script. Rob: OK let me see. Hold on, the script says that you're about to say 'it's not Dan's birthday, it's a joke.' Feifei: Sorry Rob, it is a joke - but it did stop you from being bone idle! Rob: Right, that's it. I'm not going to do anymore work for the rest of the day. Feifei: No change there. Rob, I've got a new name for you. Rob: What's that? Feifei: Lazy bones. Rob: You're cruel. Feifei: Bye. Rob: Bye-bye.