Laundry List Meaning

(colloquial) An unrealistic list of skills, qualifications and experiences, as demanded by employers when hiring staff or, an equally unrealistic list of skill sets as claimed by candidates on their resumés.

Example: 1920, Scouting for Girls: Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts, First Edition, The Girl Scouts, Inc., page 126:
  Learn how to make out a laundry list and to check it when the laundry comes home.
2007, Ceri Au, "Fighting for the Right to Flush," Time, 31 July:
  Among the laundry list of inconveniences most of us can't abide: cold coffee, airport delays, the high price of gasoline.

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