goldfish bowl

noun

Definition of goldfish bowl

: a place or situation offering no privacy

Examples of goldfish bowl in a Sentence

celebrities who cannot escape from the goldfish bowl of constant publicity
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First Known Use of goldfish bowl

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Goldfish bowl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goldfish%20bowl. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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goldfish bowl

noun

English Language Learners Definition of goldfish bowl

: a place or condition in which there is no privacy

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