Idiot Card

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Idiot Card

In broadcasting, an informal term for a cue card. This helps actors and/or announcers remember what they are supposed to say in order to ensure a smooth (and enjoyable) broadcast, which pleases viewers and, by extension, advertisers.
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Out on the track Jayne "Paxman" Middlemiss was still clutching her idiot cards in case she forgets big questions like, "well done, how does it feel?