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gilded cage

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Definition of gilded cage in English:

noun

A luxurious but restrictive environment: this child of privilege is stretching the bars of his gilded cage only a bird in a gilded cage
More example sentences
  • In private she was known occasionally to express a measure of frustration over the gilded cage in which she lived, but in public she carried that burden lightly.
  • The price you pay for this perfection is isolation: you are effectively a prisoner in a gilded cage.
  • At first she did fight back, but I eventually succeeded in breaking her down into my submissive wife, a bird trapped in a gilded cage.

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