goldfish bowl
noun Date: 1935 a place or situation offering no privacy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • goldfish bowl — goldfish .bowl n ↑goldfish 1.) a round glass bowl in which fish are kept as pets 2.) [singular] a situation in which people know about everything that happens in your life ▪ Popstars have to live their life in a goldfish bowl …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • goldfish bowl — goldfish ,bowl noun count 1. ) a round glass bowl in which people keep goldfish as pets 2. ) a place or situation in which people can watch everything you do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • goldfish bowl — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. 1) a spherical glass container for goldfish. 2) a place or situation lacking privacy …   English terms dictionary

  • goldfish bowl — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms goldfish bowl : singular goldfish bowl plural goldfish bowls 1) a round glass bowl in which people keep goldfish as pets 2) a place or situation in which people can watch everything that you do …   English dictionary

  • goldfish bowl — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A situation in which it is not possible to keep things secret for any length of time. * /Washington Society is a goldfish bowl./ 2. An apartment or place that provides no privacy for its occupant, e.g., an office that …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • goldfish bowl — {n.}, {slang}, {informal} 1. A situation in which it is not possible to keep things secret for any length of time. * /Washington Society is a goldfish bowl./ 2. An apartment or place that provides no privacy for its occupant, e.g., an office that …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • goldfish\ bowl — noun slang informal 1. A situation in which it is not possible to keep things secret for any length of time. Washington Society is a goldfish bowl. 2. An apartment or place that provides no privacy for its occupant, e.g., an office that has too… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Goldfish Bowl — For other uses see Goldfish. Goldfish Bowl is a science fiction short story by Robert A. Heinlein, first published 1942, and collected in one of Heinlein s anthologies, The Menace from Earth .In the story, two scientists and a navy ship… …   Wikipedia

  • goldfish bowl — noun 1. a state of affairs in which you have no privacy the president lives in a goldfish bowl • Syn: ↑fish bowl, ↑fishbowl • Hypernyms: ↑situation, ↑state of affairs 2. a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept …   Useful english dictionary

  • goldfish bowl — noun (C) 1 a round glass bowl in which fish are kept as pets 2 live in a goldfish bowl to be in a situation in which people can know everything about your life …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • goldfish bowl — noun a) a transparent bowl in which fish are kept in a domestic environment. b) any place that lacks privacy Syn: fish bowl …   Wiktionary

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