I want to frame a sentence in English which means that someone has passed the whole day lying back simply on the couch idly and doing nothing. But I cant frame that in an appropriate manner.

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    You seem to have framed it fine just then. – curiousdannii May 27 '15 at 8:48
  • Are you looking for a shorter phrase or an idiomatic expression? – user66974 May 27 '15 at 8:49
  • No something like ' He spent the whole day lying back on the couch idly ' . But I think it can framed more beautifully or rather appropriately. – recmach May 27 '15 at 8:52
  • Related: word meaning 'intending to do nothing'. – Tim Lymington May 27 '15 at 16:15

In addition to Andrew Leach's suggestion...

passed the day lying on the couch

spent the day chillaxing on the couch

idled away the day on the couch

wasted the day on his back on the couch

did nothing all day on the couch...

decided to be a couch-potato all day

..chillax is meant to be a combination of chill and relax

..couch-potato is someone who does not move from the couch, usually, but not necessarily, because they are watching television...

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  • "potatoe"?...... – markratledge May 27 '15 at 15:41
  • @markratledge - sorry always do that in confustion with the 'potatoes' on the end of my feet - thanks for the comment – tom May 27 '15 at 15:47

You might consider the word lazed or lazed around:

Spend time in a relaxed, lazy manner:
she spent the day at home, reading the papers and generally lazing around


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You have already been given suitable answers, but for reference purposes:

to lounge (verb), is to lie, sit or stand in a relaxed or lazy way.

eg Mary spent ages lounging on the sofa.

Tom lounged idly in bed.

I have been lounging about all day.

(Source): ODO

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You can use the idiom

while away - To spend some duration of time idly

Eg: He has been whiling away the entire day on the couch.

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  • Note that you sometimes see the archaic spelling "wile" here -- "wile away the hours" instead of "while away". – ExOttoyuhr May 27 '15 at 16:15

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