idiot box
noun Date: circa 1955 television

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Idiot box — is slang for a television and may also refer to: * Idiot Box (webcomic), by Matt Bors * Idiot Box (1996 film), an Australian movie starring Ben Mendelsohn and Jeremy Sims * Idiot Box (song), from the 1997 album S.C.I.E.N.C.E. by Incubus *Idiot… …   Wikipedia

  • idiot box — n. Slang television or a television set …   English World dictionary

  • idiot box — N SING: the N The idiot box is the television. [mainly BRIT, INFORMAL] The original script was written with the idiot box in mind. (in AM, use boob tube) …   English dictionary

  • idiot box —    Some people consider television to lack educational value and refer to it as the idiot box.     He spends all his free time in front of the idiot box …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • idiot box — n. a television set. □ You spend too much time watching the idiot box. □ What’s on the idiot box tonight? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • idiot box — {n.} A television set. * /Phil has been staring at the idiot box all afternoon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • idiot box — {n.} A television set. * /Phil has been staring at the idiot box all afternoon./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • idiot box — np TV set, a television. Turn on the idiot box and let s catch the weather. 1960s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • idiot\ box — noun A television set. Phil has been staring at the idiot box all afternoon …   Словарь американских идиом

  • idiot box — n a television set. A less common alterna tive to gogglebox, dating from around 1960, by which time the mind numbing effects of TV viewing were attracting criti cal comment. ► An entertaining and salutary study of the tangled, dishonest and… …   Contemporary slang

  • idiot box — television set He sits in front of the idiot box all day and never gets any work done …   Idioms and examples

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