idiot box

 

Definition:

 

A television.

 

Example:

 

1) I wasted my whole night in front of the idiot box.

 

Etymology:

 

An 'idiot' is a stupid person, and most televisions look like square 'boxes' (containers). This phrase suggests that if you spend too much time looking at the 'box' (television), you'll become an 'idiot'.

 

Synonyms:

 

boob tube

 

How do you say it in Russian?

"ящик" (телевизор) 

 

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