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Learner's definition of GOLDEN  
: made of gold
[more golden; most golden]  : having the deep yellow color of gold
[more golden; most golden]  : very happy and successful
— see also golden age, golden years
[more golden; most golden]  : very excellent : superb wonderful
: very talented, popular, and successful — used in the phrases golden boy and golden girl
[more golden; most golden]  : having a rich and smooth sound
not used before a nouninformal  : in a very good or fortunate position or situation
always used before a noun  : of or relating to the 50th anniversary of an important event (such as a marriage)
— compare diamond, silver

golden goose

orthe goose that lays the golden egg
— see 1goose

silence is golden

— see 1silence
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