"Get a life" is an idiom and catch phrase that has gained international usage. It is intended as a taunt, to indicate that the person being so addressed is devoting an inordinate amount of time to trivial or hopeless matters. The phrase has also appeared as a generally more emphatic variant of the taunt "get a job" and implies the addressee needs to go out and make their way in the world, without being supported by outside sources such as parents or benefactors. It may also be directed at someone who is perceived as boring or single-minded; suggesting they acquire some other, more practical interests or hobbies and get dates, find a job, or move into their own home.

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  • Un no life, de l'anglais « no life », littéralement « pas de vie » ou « sans vie », est une personne qui consacre une très grande partie (si ce n'est la totalité) de son temps à pratiquer sa passion, voire son travail, au détriment d'autres activités. L'article met l'accent sur les jeux vidéo mais la passion n'est pas forcément un synonyme de futilité, par exemple un chercheur ou un inventeur qui se passionne pour son domaine à ne vivre que pour cela et qui permet à l'Humanité d'évoluer. Il y a aussi ceux qui se passionnent pour leur travail et qui apportent à la société. Cette addiction affecte ses relations sociales et sentimentales. Le terme est régulièrement utilisé pour désigner une personne atteinte de cyberdépendance. (fr)
  • "Get a life" is an idiom and catch phrase that has gained international usage. It is intended as a taunt, to indicate that the person being so addressed is devoting an inordinate amount of time to trivial or hopeless matters. The phrase has also appeared as a generally more emphatic variant of the taunt "get a job" and implies the addressee needs to go out and make their way in the world, without being supported by outside sources such as parents or benefactors. It may also be directed at someone who is perceived as boring or single-minded; suggesting they acquire some other, more practical interests or hobbies and get dates, find a job, or move into their own home. It is also applied to so-called workaholics and others who are perceived as dedicated to their work (out of "labor of love" as opposed to money or loyalty to the company) but not taking the time to relax or enjoy life. Sometimes the phrase is used to describe people who are viewed as officious or meddling in the affairs of others. It is another way of saying "get your own life", or "mind your own business". (en)
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  • Un no life, de l'anglais « no life », littéralement « pas de vie » ou « sans vie », est une personne qui consacre une très grande partie (si ce n'est la totalité) de son temps à pratiquer sa passion, voire son travail, au détriment d'autres activités. L'article met l'accent sur les jeux vidéo mais la passion n'est pas forcément un synonyme de futilité, par exemple un chercheur ou un inventeur qui se passionne pour son domaine à ne vivre que pour cela et qui permet à l'Humanité d'évoluer. Il y a aussi ceux qui se passionnent pour leur travail et qui apportent à la société. Cette addiction affecte ses relations sociales et sentimentales. (fr)
  • "Get a life" is an idiom and catch phrase that has gained international usage. It is intended as a taunt, to indicate that the person being so addressed is devoting an inordinate amount of time to trivial or hopeless matters. The phrase has also appeared as a generally more emphatic variant of the taunt "get a job" and implies the addressee needs to go out and make their way in the world, without being supported by outside sources such as parents or benefactors. It may also be directed at someone who is perceived as boring or single-minded; suggesting they acquire some other, more practical interests or hobbies and get dates, find a job, or move into their own home. (en)
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  • Nolife (fr)
  • Get a life (idiom) (en)
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