1. bothered, concerned, e.g. I can’t be arsed to do it.
|in H. Davies Beatles (1968) 131: If they can’t be arsed awaiting [sic] for me, I can’t be arsed going after them.|
|Burning your Own 88: Don’t forget who it was who organized the building of all this when you were too sulky to be arsed doing anything [OED].|
|Guardian G2 1 Oct. 13: They will [...] supply the same service to any other else who can’t be arsed to set their video.|
|Miseducation of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly (2004) 95: I couldn’t be orsed telling Kenny.|
|Guardian Rev. 7 Apr. 3: My writing room is very much as anyone would have envisaged it – if they could’ve been arsed.in|
|Killing Pool 15: Gang of little divvies them, love. Couldn’t be arsed with them .|
|Crongton Knights 272: The sausages were a dose undercooked — I couldn’t be arsed to point it out.|
|Headland [ebook] Murdoch [...] thought about the chances of bullshitting her. Possible [...] if he could be arsed.|
|Blood Miracles : ‘He can barely be arsed preserving it’.|
|Orphan Road 161: ‘Leigh got rid of her child with Mundy because she couldn’t be arsed looking after it’.|
2. fed up.
|Soho 131: I’m totally arsed with this liner talk.|
confused, mixed up.
|AS VII:5 329: assed up — mixed up.‘Johns Hopkins Jargon’ in|
|Closely Observed Trains 142: [film script] My future is all arsed up! My beautiful inspector’s badge shot to pieces!|
|Dict. of Invective (1991) 25: assed up. Confused, muddled; a euphemism for ‘fucked up’.|
|Town That Forgot How to Breathe 214: It was always interesting to read about how mainlanders got everything all arsed-up about Newfoundland.|