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the small screen

noun [S] uk   us  
television, especially when compared with cinema: Her new detective series will be her debut on the small screen.
Translations of “the small screen”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指與電影相對的)電視…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指与电影相对的)电视…
(Definition of the small screen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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