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and I don't play one on TV

A phrase used humorously when one is discussing or giving an opinion on something they have an extremely limited knowledge of. I'm not a doctor, and I don't play one on TV, but that cut looks infected to me.
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peak TV

The period of proliferation of TV shows in the late 2010s resulting in a multitude of quality programs across streaming, cable, and broadcast platforms. The phrase, attributed to CEO of FX Networks John Landgraf, originally referred to the seeming unsustainability of such a large number of shows. It's peak TV, and I'm actively watching eight different shows, not including the ones I want to watch but don't have time to!
See also: peak, TV

TV dinner

1. A frozen, ready-made meal that comes packaged in a disposable and microwavable serving tray. Primarily heard in US. We ate a lot of TV dinners whenever Dad was out of town for work. I'm way too lazy to cook, so I'll just nuke a TV dinner in the microwave.
2. slang Carrion, especially roadkill. ("TV" in this sense is used as a jocular initialism of "turkey vulture," which eats carrion.) Primarily heard in US. The bus driver kept referring to the road kill we were passing as TV dinners because of all the turkey vultures in the area. This highway is mostly traversed by huge cargo trucks, so there are always TV dinners littered all over it.
See also: dinner, TV

TV dinner

n. roadkill; a turkey vulture dinner. Whoops. I just made a TV dinner out of a squirrel!
See also: dinner, TV
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Superimposing the larger competitive framework of the tourism destination (Rodriguez-Diaz and Espino-Rodriguez, 2008) on top of the tourism supply chain within a destination (Zhang et al., 2009) creates a holistic TVE. Such framework closely mimics that of a business ecosystem (Letaifa, 2014).
Readers will note a sudden discontinuity in table 1 in the series for the total yearend manufacturing employment (comprising urban units and TVEs).
So far as the role of the agricultural sector in the success of the Chinese SOE reform is concerned, a close analysis shows that the emergence of Township Village Enterprises (TVE) and other non-state enterprises (NSEs) based on rural surplus labor was itself to a large extent a response to the Chinese SOE reform, in particular its dual-track design, which opened up for NSEs the rent opportunities that existed in the plan sector.
It is a more in-depth look at a specific TVE than is available elsewhere.
TVES ha sido presentada por el gobierno como una televisora de caracter publico, lo cual en terminos de politica cultural resultaria un paso importante, pero existen dudas en algunos sectores de la poblacion acerca de la posibilidad de que esto sea asi, debido a la experiencia mostrada por el gobierno en materia comunicacional y especialmente porque esta depende totalmente del Estado, tanto desde el punto de vista financiero como de quienes la dirigen.
One can also argue that the success of TVEs can ultimately be traced to decentralization at the provincial level.
However, rural China has witnessed significant changes in household income structure since 1985, due mainly to stagnant agricultural production, unbalanced growth of TVEs, and the rapid development of off-farm opportunities.
The thriving TVEs of the 1980s would not have been possible without this fundamental condition of public land.
Over 20 million small businesses (including TVEs) and 00 of the Fortune 00 have offices in east Shanghai alone.
In late May, Venezuela's private television station Radio Caracas Television (RCTV) was replaced by state-funded Televisora Venezolana Social, or TVes (see VideoAge's May 2007 issue for more details).
Township/village-owned enterprises (TVEs) grew very rapidly while state-owned enterprises (SOEs) experienced ongoing failures during the same period.
But his decision to allow the broadcaster's license to expire and replace it with government-backed net TVes has given rival Venevision dominance over the market where it usually ran second in share.