"Laundry list" refers to a list of characteristics or items that are generally considered to be mundane or distasteful. Items on the list tend to pile up, just like dirty laundry.
No partying for me this weekend. I have a huge laundry list of shit to take care of.

I started out being optimistic, but this laundry list just keeps getting longer and longer...
by banzaimonkey August 15, 2007
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a bill, especially a long one, of items to obtain, do, or not do
That laundry list that he forgot was no guide to ethical politics.
by The Return of Light Joker October 4, 2010
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(N.) A list that a woman gives you to do without notice until the minute before it has to get done. Usually gets in the way of previous plans.
Patrick: Hey man, I'm on my way to come pick you up to get some drinks.

Matt: Sorry, I can't anymore. Marie just gave me a surprise laundry list.

Patrick: Damn. Women these days...
by Heroneman February 1, 2011
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