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One put in offer - the Parisian, extremely lazy (8*)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

bone idle

Here is my best explanation:

'extremely lazy' is the definition.

(I've seen this before)

'one put in offer the parisian' is the subsidiary indication.

'put in' is an insertion indicator.

'offer' becomes 'bid' (bid is a kind of offer).

'the parisian' becomes 'le' (definite article in French).

'one' inserted within 'bid' is 'boneid'.

'boneid'+'le'='boneidle'

This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for bone idle that I've seen before include "Altogether lazy, in an ossified way", "Very lazy from the inside out", "Very lazy, from the marrow out", "Extremely lazy", "Constitutionally lazy", "Utterly lazy, won't do a tap", "Really lazy in ossified way", "Very lazy, may be ossified?", "Very, lazy, almost ossified" and "Lazy".)

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