But now he has reached the point where America has tuned out and turned off.
We know what Michael Steele must have been thinking when he tuned into Fox News Sunday: Et tu, McCarthy?
A senior aide ran to get her and tuned a television set to ABC.
Journalists will still scribble down the things they say, but most Americans have by now tuned all that toxicity out.
The one mitigating circumstance I can offer the mute court of existence is that I am only tuned in (and turned off) 24-six.
His boat-shaped harp of thirteen strings was tuned in minor thirds, so you could readily pick out Celtic tunes on it.
For this the teacher brought out his old fiddle and tuned it.
The piano, quite simply, was out of tune, although a very clever tuner had only just tuned it.
Before Paul arrived she had, as it were, been tuned up into his key.
It is because it comes so suddenly that it confuses the mind if the heart is not tuned properly.
late 14c., "a musical sound, a succession of musical notes," unexplained variant of tone. Meaning "state of being in proper pitch" is from mid-15c.
"bring into a state of proper pitch," c.1500, from tune (n.). Non-musical meaning "to adjust an organ or receiver" is recorded from 1887. Verbal phrase tune in in reference to radio (later also TV) is recorded from 1913; figurative sense of "become aware" is recorded from 1926. Tune out "to eliminate radio reception" is recorded from 1908; figurative sense of "disregard, stop heeding" is from 1928. Related: Tuned; tuning.
[1970s+ Black; fr the similarity, recognized esp in black slang, between the odor of the vulva and that of fish or other seafood; perhaps somehow influenced by Tiny Tuna, homosexual slang for a sailor as a sex object]