I found the phrase, “get (sb.) off the couch” in the headline of the article of Time.com (June 24) and also in a caption of YouTube. Each reads:
- Jobless graduates: Six ways to get your kid off the couch, into a good job. – Time.com
- At eDiets Live Jillian Michaels speaks to a woman on how to get off the couch. – YouTube.
From the context of the lines, I can easily guess it means to let someone rise up from the couch to start to do something or to work, but I don’t find “get off the couch” as an idiom in dictionaries at hand, neither in Free Merriam Webster nor Cambridge Dictionary online. Is this well-received idiom? Did it come from a title of song?