on (the) telly

idiom

British
: being shown by television
What's on telly tonight?

Examples of on (the) telly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Morgan treats the Windsors primarily as media figures—the people watch the Queen on the telly while the Queen watches them back. Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 14 Dec. 2023 On the day of the match, reporters flocked to Centre Court, while untold thousands of British women turned on the telly with their afternoon tea in the hope that the nation’s tennis sweetheart might reclaim the national championship title at long last. Sally H. Jacobs, Town & Country, 15 Aug. 2023 This may also be an opportunity to turn on the telly and catch up on your binge watching. Ed Silverman, STAT, 2 Dec. 2022 At the end of a day filled with the hard work of being an internationally popular pop star, Harry Styles needs to kick up his feet and put something on the telly. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 22 Aug. 2022 But part of me will always half stifle a laugh when a man is naked on the telly. Raven Smith, Vogue, 26 Jan. 2022 Friends will send me music a lot, and just hearing it online, on telly. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Another perspective to take into account is that perhaps a lot of people of colour don't want to audition for dating shows due to familial pressures and stigmas, or the fear of being tokenised on telly. Alicia Vrajlal, refinery29.com, 8 Apr. 2022

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“On (the) telly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20%28the%29%20telly. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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