Definition of golden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldən//
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  1. 1(especially literary) made of gold a golden crown
  2. 2 bright yellow in colour like gold golden hair miles of golden beaches Bake for ten minutes until the pastry is crisp and golden.
  3. 3special; wonderful golden memories Businesses have a golden opportunity to expand into new markets. Hollywood’s golden boy
  4. Extra examples The walls gleamed golden in the light of the setting sun. The whole sky turned golden and red. the faintly golden afternoon light Half-way throught the game, the striker missed a golden opportunity. I realized that this was my golden opportunity to say what I thought. This will be a golden opportunity for you to meet your pop idols.Idioms (North American English, informal) to be in a situation where you are successful or do not have any problems He thinks once he gets the money he'll be golden. If it works this time, we’re golden. (approving) a course of action that is not extreme
    kill the goose that lays the golden egg/eggs
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    (saying) to destroy something that would make you rich, successful, etc.
    (saying) it is often best not to say anything
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: golden