goldfish bowl


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
Recent Examples on the Web Misseri said one young girl volunteers encountered was holding her goldfish bowl. Abigail Adams,, 20 Apr. 2022 Being the local boy made good has brought more pressure to perform than even a normal Napoli player would receive (which is still a lot, given the goldfish bowl environment of the city). Emmet Gates, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Just like Diana’s Panorama revelations more than 25 years ago, this latest set of disclosures paints a very damning picture of what life can be like in the ‘goldfish bowl’ of royal life. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 8 Mar. 2021 At last year’s SHOT Show, Rio unveiled the wads only, dissolving in a goldfish bowl in their booth. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 7 Feb. 2020 The master bathroom has lots of black marble and a little goldfish bowl. Kavita Daswani, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2019 The foreground offers four goldfish bowls, water within each, but none with fish. Mark Feeney,, 12 June 2019 Rylance's Philippe is first encountered alone in a nightshirt, fishing from a goldfish bowl while sharing existential reflections with its circling occupant. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Dec. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of goldfish bowl

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Goldfish bowl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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