fuse box

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fuse box

The metal box that contains a building's fuses (safety devices that keep circuits from overloading) The electrician is taking a look at the fuse box right now.
See also: box, fuse
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

fuse box

n. the head; the brain. I’m afraid she’s missing a little something in the fuse box.
See also: box, fuse
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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