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  • noun Alternative form of goggle box.


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  • He had certainly given the “goggle-box” short shrift in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—most notably when the Oompa Loompas beg all parents to throw their “nauseating, foul, unclean, repulsive” television sets away and replace them instead with a “lovely bookshelf.”

    Storyteller Donald Sturrock 2010

  • As a Kiwi living in the U.S I don't get to see much of my own culture on the goggle-box anymore…noticed plenty of Maori extra's in Avatar though and Weta Work Shop's involvement though.

    Watch the Trailer for Taika Waititi's New Sundance Film 'Boy' « 2009

  • The 1st time I saw Nigella Lawson make this on telly I was glued to the goggle-box.

    Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova Niki 2006

  • Coming soon, Google on your goggle-box: Internet giant launches service that will allow you to su... Top News Digg 2011

  • Your goggle-box reviewer, who's over 35, was fascinated by the philosophical recollections in The Miners 'Strike because when he was dispatched to the Midlothian pits at Bilston Glen and Monktonhall back in 1984 he encountered a deep suspicion of the press, or at least the press as represented by a snotty-nosed cub reporter yet to grow into his C&A suit.

    unknown title 2009

  • Matchmaking for the Google and goggle-box generation talkback

    TODAYonline 2009

  • For Scots who ever felt under-represented on the goggle-box (that's me and, I would guess, you) it was as if we'd been woken from a deep sleep by a haunting tune, the only one we can dance to without falling over.

    unknown title 2009

  • with the goggle-box on news24, the 'peason-gates' Steam-PC pat. & lawsuits pndng. fixed on SHAMBO-cam, and the crystal-set whiskered to the wurld service, coverage continu...

    It's Not Cameron Who Needs to Up His Game - It's The Shadow Cabinet 2007

  • Ann Coulter - Bill O'Reilly - Radiation Is Good For You | Mediaite headly67 9 minutes ago (10:08 AM) Funny how the right quote scientists when they need conformati ­on for silly facts but when 98% of the world's climate scientists believe climate change is very serious and man-made they are crackpot liars. headly67: Funny how the right quote scientists when they need conformation scottco 10 minutes ago (10:08 AM) Half baked, goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you!

    The Full Feed from The Huffington Post News Editors 2011

  • You accepted Bush as your dictator in 2004 well I didn’t see anyone taking court action about that fiasco, so you are reaping the benefites of your years of goggle-box, booze and weed.

    Think Progress » Bush: ‘We’ve Never Been Stay The Course’ 2006


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