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rabbit ears

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noun

an indoor television antenna consisting of two telescoping, swivel-based aerials.
Sports Slang. acute sensitivity to gibes, insults, or sarcasm: Players with rabbit ears are the favorite targets of bench jockeys.

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Origin of rabbit ears

First recorded in 1965–70
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