the idiot box

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the idiot box

slang A television set, or television in general. We need to start encouraging our children to play outside, instead of just spending hours in front of the idiot box. It saddens me that people would rather watch the idiot box than explore the world around them.
See also: box, idiot
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So if we want peace with Pakistan, or perhaps whether we should seek peace, we have no business to talk to Pakistan, but must pay court to these worthies of the idiot box.
No more shoving them in front of the idiot box while you run out on a short errand.
The idiot box idiots are more interested in attacking Rahul Gandhi for fetching up at the protest by elderly ex-servicemen than the issue.
IT wasn't the best Christmas night's viewing in the history of the idiot box, was it?
And it's a win- win scenario for both TV channels and their audiences who don't mind 27X7 tamasha on the idiot box.
Every day it was on I was glued to the idiot box, watching Speedy, Polly and Guido.
The classes keep children away from the idiot box and the Internet.
found that the time in front of the idiot box is five times more than the combined length the nation spends shopping, playing sport and having sex, the Daily Express reported.
I hope the schools have provided children with various projects and assignments to keep them occupied instead of them sleeping, eating, day dreaming, and sitting on the idiot box 24/7.
Unlike my 13-year-old self, I don't plan my life about what's on the idiot box any more.
ATTENDANCE 39,863 FOR THE RECORD Sunderland broke their live TV hoodoo - a losing run on the idiot box stretching back to last Boxing Day.
Tom Bromley recounts growing up in front of the idiot box in this warm and often hilarious memoir.
Or, at the very least, a ruling from Ofcom, the idiot box regulator.
Left with no logical choice I turned off the idiot box, sat in the extreme corner of the TV lounge and indulged in envying the endless supply of unchecked luck these men and women are enchanted with for eternity.
Many other murderers appear: Alexander Pearce, a recent television subject, Peter Dupas, Martin Bryant, Ivan Milat, and some of the men featured more recently on the idiot box - such as Mario Condello and Carl Williams.