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Difference between Boob tube (UK) and Boob tube (U.S.)

boob tube (UK)a woman’s strapless top that wraps the upper body (not reaching higher than the armpits):

  • It was freezing … but at least I wasn’t wearing a boob tube and miniskirt like one poor girl.

boob tube (U.S. sl.)television:

  • Parents complain about the quality of the shows but don’t prevent their children from gluing themselves to the boob tube.