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Goldilocks

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊldɪlɒks
 
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Definition of Goldilocks in English:

noun

1A fairy-tale heroine who enters the house of the Three Bears and declares the possessions of Baby Bear to be ‘just right’, as compared to those of Father Bear and Mother Bear.
1.1 [as modifier] Denoting or referring to the most desirable or advantageous part of a range of values or conditions (typically the centre): the planet is in the middle of what astronomers call the Goldilocks zone: a place that’s not too hot and not too cold he promises us a return to the Goldilocks economy—not too much deflation, not too much inflation
More example sentences
  • Many investors were hoping for the Goldilocks scenario of just enough growth to sustain earning but not enough to stir inflation.
  • Poland is as close as you can get to a stable Goldilocks economy, in our view - downside risks are certainly present but contained and it is very difficult still to see how they could lead to a recession.
  • Only in Goldilocks universes like ours where things have fallen out just right, purely by accident, will sentient beings arise to be amazed at how ingeniously bio-friendly their universe is.
2 (goldilocks) A Eurasian woodland buttercup.
  • Ranunculus auricomus, family Ranunculaceae
3 (goldilocks) A yellow-flowered European plant of the daisy family, resembling the Michaelmas daisy.
  • Aster linosyris, family Compositae

Words that rhyme with Goldilocks

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