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

idiot box

A television set, as in There they sit in front of the idiot box, hour after hour. This slangy and pejorative expression dates from about 1960.
See also: box, idiot

idiot box

n. a television set. You spend too much time watching the idiot box.
See also: box, idiot
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I can't be bothered to switch on the idiot box and wait one of the channels to run a cookery programme that features precisely what I want to see," she said.
Washington, May 30 ( ANI ): Children, except the white boys, who spend hours watching the idiot box tend to feel worse about themselves, a new study has suggested.
Encouraged by the response that Dhobi Ghat has received from the international festival audience, Kiran Rao -- whom critics have already begun calling a sensitive filmmaker -- wants to make a film analysing the various aspects of reality shows which have been the talking point for devotees of the idiot box.
Red Chillies Idiot Box, an arm of SRK's Red Chillies Entertainment, which is co-producing the show, stands to gain much of the spoils.
As Sharad Yadav said in Lok Sabha "ye dibba soney nahi deta" (this idiot box doesn't let us sleep).
Besides yoga, the idiot box is full of programmes on fitness, food and general health which if imitated can be more detrimental than beneficial.
Some people retire and just become potatoes, watching the idiot box.
While the TV, the idiot box, brought the world into my living room, the remote offered a way for me to surf around the globe without budging from my couch, except for a walk to the fridge to replenish my glass.
it looks like Big Brother will soon be back on the (appropriately named in this case) idiot box.
London, Sep 14 (ANI): A new survey indicates that majority of UK parents feel that their children are being exposed to "inappropriate" content on the idiot box.
The film is being jointly produced by Moser Baer Entertainment and Idiot Box and is the directorial debut of Shawn Arranha.
Finally, here was my chance to get back at him for all those years that I had put up with his idiot box idiosyncrasies.
London, Sep 1 (ANI): It seems the days of the couch potato have come to an end, as large number of TV viewers are watching their favourite shows online without having to be forced to waiting for them in front of the Idiot Box.
Female Model Hunt will be produced by Shah Rukh Khan's TV software production company Red Chillies Idiot Box and is based on popular US show America's Next Top Model .