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golden

adjective
     
Related topics: Colours, Elements
gold‧en W3
1CC having a bright yellow colour like gold:
golden hair
golden sand
2

a golden opportunity

a good chance to get something valuable or to be very successful:
He wasted a golden opportunity when he missed from the penalty spot.
3

golden boy/girl

someone who is popular and successful:
Hollywood's golden girl, Julia Roberts
4 [only before noun] a golden period of time is one of great happiness or success
golden years/days etc
the golden years of childhood
the golden age of radio
5

somebody is golden

American English spoken informal used to say that someone is in a very good situation and is likely to be successful:
If the right editor looks at your article, you're golden.
6HCE literary made of gold:
a golden crown

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