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idiot card

noun, Television Slang.
Origin of idiot card
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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idiot card

noun phrase

A large sheet of heavy paper held up out of range of the television camera to prompt actors or speakers; cue card: ''Idiot boards'' are held out of camera range/ The scripts are gone, but now there are idiot cards (1952+ Television studio)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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