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. 2014.

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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 — 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 — 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

  • idiot box — Trucker slang for T.V. set as in When I get home I m gonna buy me a new idiot box …   Dictionary of automotive terms


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