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idiot box

n. Slang
A television.

idiot box

n
(Broadcasting) slang a television set

id′iot box`


n.
Slang.
a television.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.idiot box - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screenidiot 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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