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Idiot box is a term for a television. It may also refer to: The Idiot Box (TV series), a 1990 sketch ... Views. Read · Edit · View history ...

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According to The Phrase Finder, idiot box was coined in the mid 50's but ... " Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 2, ...

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Idiot box definition, a television set; television. See more. ... Origin of idiot box ... idiot box. noun phrase. A television set; television; the BOOB TUBE (1959+).

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The term is often used by people that can see that the TV makes others stupid ... A good case of the Idiot Box is this; in the 70's many people wrote letters to the ...

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One reference dates "idiot box" back to around 1955. " Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang , Volume 2, H-O, by J.E. Lighter, Random House, ...

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Feb 27, 2008 ... In Robert Heinlein's 'Stranger in a Strange Land' I found 'idiot box' as a reference to television. Lovely term and certainly it fits most American ...

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Define idiot box: television — idiot box in a sentence.

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Feb 5, 2013 ... The television, the T.V., the idiot-box, the electronic babysitter. ... The word ' television' comes from the Greek 'tele' meaning 'from afar'. Just like ...

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idiot box definition: Slang television or a television set... ... Origin. An allusion to the supposed mind-reducing nature of television programming or its lack of ...

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Noun, 1. idiot box - an electronic device that receives television signals and displays them on a screen; "the British call a tv set a telly". television receiver ...