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Idiot Box

What Does "Idiot Box" Mean?

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"Idiot box" is an English idiom. It means "a television set."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "idiot box" used in a sentence:
  • He spends too much time in front of the idiot box.
  • I've decided to cut down on watching the idiot box and read more books.
  • Some believe that kids these days are too influenced by the idiot box.
meaning for idiot box

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Idiot Box" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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