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What does the phrase just tie the mattress to your back mean?

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July 22, 2010 2:25PM

One View: It means that if you don't want to get up, don't get up. Hence the name of the phrase.

Another view: Actually, it means the person the speaker is talking to is always sleeping around so what's the point of ever getting out of bed if you're just going to end up in someone else's?