change the channel

change the channel

1. Literally, to switch from one television station (or "channel") to another. Never change the channel during the game! We might miss something! I'm not really paying attention to that show, so feel free to change the channel.
2. slang To introduce a different topic of discussion, usually intentionally. I changed the channel after that last remark made Jeff and Bill visibly tense.
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change the channel

Sl. to switch to some other topic of conversation. Just a minute. I think you changed the channel. Let's go back to the part about you owing me money. Let's change the channel here before there is a fight.
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change the channel

tv. to switch to some other topic of conversation. Let’s change the channel here before there is a fight.
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'I change the channel to avoid it but then one is disappointed by watching World Cup,' said the chief justice in an obvious reference to Pakistan's below-par performance in the tournament.
Getting up to change the channel? Now we choose between hundreds of TV stations with a remote.
What shows make you instantly change the channel or switch the television off?
These people are trying to be helpful, but they don't quite get it: only you can change the channel that your brain is tuned to.
Sgo SECRETS FROM THE SKY Fri ITV 8pm NEW SERIES Those who suffer from vertigo may want to change the channel as this fascinating series provides a bird's eye view of the UK's most historic landmarks.
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If you're leasing the modem/router from your Internet provider, call its tech support line and ask how to change the channel. If you own your router, follow the log-in and channel changing instructions in the manual.
In order to do so, I immediately change the channel every time he appears by chance on my television screen.
25 ( ANI ): A sports channel has reportedly introduced magic horns that automatically change the channel to BeIN ahead of the FIFA World Cup that starts this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
This magic wand is so much fun you'll be channel surfing just for the lols Wand TV remote, PS37.99, Iwantoneofthose.com It won't 'Leviosa' the sofa but it will change the channel and turn the volume up for your viewing pleasure.
Who has time to get up and change the channel? And we hope the suspect, if he did this - Mr.
By linking your mobile device with your digital set top box, you can use swipes on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to change the channel. You can track your favourite shows or see what is most popular.
If the media busy then change the channel continue to transmit until it succeed or come to nothing for the transmission goes long time lead to overtime and exit.
The launch of the satelite will not only change the channel numbers line up but will also allow future channel growth.