Definition of Goldilocks in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊldɪlɒks/


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
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  • In the investing world, a Goldilocks economy is an economy served up just how Goldilocks likes her porridge.
  • The Financial Times even held out the prospect that for the US there could be a return to the "Goldilocks economy" - that period in the late 1990s when it was claimed growth was "just right".
  • Even if a terrestrial planet does exist in the Goldilocks zone it would be peppered with asteroid impacts.
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.

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