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What is the origin of 'couch potato'?
Does it mean a potato on a couch?

Why has it become a person who spends a lot of time sitting and watching TV?

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1. Try some of the following links for the origin:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=origin++of+%22couch+potato%22

No, it does not mean there is a "potato" per se on the couch ! Try the following for a good definition:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=definition+of+%22couch+potato%22

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