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idiot box

noun, Slang.
1.
a television set; television.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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British Dictionary definitions for idiot box

idiot box

noun
1.
(slang) a television set
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Slang definitions & phrases for idiot box

idiot box

noun phrase

A television set; television; the BOOB TUBE (1959+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with idiot box

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.
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