goggle box


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Noun1.goggle box - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screengoggle box - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen; "the British call a tv set a telly"
kinescope, picture tube, television tube - a cathode-ray tube in a television receiver; translates the received signal into a picture on a luminescent screen
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
television system, television - a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
telecasting, television, TV, video - broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; "she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
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They eat in front of the goggle box and drink wine and beer whilst glued to the screen, often watching up to four hours of a favourite show at a time on catch-up TV.
IT'S time to tune into the television of the past and recall what we were watching on the goggle box on this day, 40 years ago.
wheatus @PINEAPPLEO: Incredible set by @ GabySterbenz in front of the super cool @wheatus back drop @ CanUcheldreCtr #holyhead #wales @KASEJODIE: Just cried at goggle box, those poor dogs it's absolutely heartbreaking
Turn off the goggle box and get a grip of your future.
Huddled around the goggle box for warmth and distraction from their humdrum lives, the 'arrival of the CEO of Swansea's 'third biggest call centre' into their world was akin to the first branch of McDonald's opening in a collapsed Soviet state.
The Daily Mail Britons are more likely to be glued to the goggle box than almost any other nation in Europe, with a third of us watching at least three hours of television every weekday.
John writes: "Spent morning in front of the goggle box.
Tens of millions of Americans will be stocking up on beers and snacks and settling down in front of the goggle box today for the annual Superbowl.
Live theatre was art, but the stuff churned out by the goggle box was assumed to be trash, so much so that when the BBC began to transmit plays, they found great difficulty in persuading anybody to supply scripts.
Never mind chestnuts roasting on an open fire, it's elderly relatives huddled round the goggle box these days as the channels compete for viewing figures through their long-awaited Christmas specials.