Definition of goldfish bowl noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    goldfish bowl

    BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊldfɪʃ bəʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊldfɪʃ boʊl//
    (also fishbowl) Animal homes
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  1. 1a glass bowl for keeping fish in as pets See related entries: Animal homes
  2. 2a situation in which people can see everything that happens and nothing is private Living in this goldfish bowl of publicity would crack the strongest marriage.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: goldfish bowl