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idiot box

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n idiot box an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen "the British call a tv set a telly"
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Usage

In literature:

The flaps of the cartridge boxes were all unfastened, and bobbed idiotically with each movement.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
You can't think of a more idiotic box for a man to be in.
"The Market-Place" by Harold Frederic
The flaps of the cartridge boxes were all unfastened, and bobbed idiotically with each movement.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
I don't think even in a jury-box twelve idiots equal to yourself could be found, so don't worry.
"The Idiot" by John Kendrick Bangs
And that idiot like a frozen pig on the box!
"The Happy Warrior" by A. S. M. Hutchinson
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In news:

Staring at the idiot box, we ask ourselves: How much lower can our common denominator go.
If somehow the fact did escape your grasp, you'll be majorly confronted by it when you turn on the idiot box .
Idiot Box But are they non-prophet.
There's a reason it's called the ' idiot box .
Spike Lee on Race and the Idiot Box .
Idiot Box The newly dumbed-down DayBreak OC is the funniest Orange County-centered Sitcom since Arrested Development.
Staring at the idiot box, we ask ourselves: How much lower can our common denominator go.
Always thinking out of the punk-rock box, Green Day is re-recording their hit "21 Guns" with the cast of the American Idiot musical, in addition to shooting a brand new music video for the song featuring the cast.
People often denigrate it by calling it the "boob tube" or the "idiot box," but, to me, those are just instances of "sticks and stones.
Just hours to go in 2007, and so we here at Idiot Box will now take a few minutes to answer the questions about the TV industry we haven't gotten around to answering this year.
Idiot Box officially has a new home.
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