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goldfish bowl

A situation affording no privacy, as in Being in a goldfish bowl comes with the senator's job-there's no avoiding it. The glass bowl allowing one to view goldfish from every direction was transferred first, in the 1920s, to a police interrogation room equipped with a one-way mirror. By the mid-1900s the expression was being used more broadly.
See also: bowl, goldfish
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There is a big ocean out there and no matter how happy he is with his goldfish bowl he may just be of a mind to swim away if he perceives the lack of a contract offer to be a lack of respect.
Moncur hopes Carroll can avoid drowning in the goldfish bowl that is Newcastle city centre.
Out of the Goldfish Bowl is a performance of extracts by acclaimed Anglo-Welsh poet Edward Thomas.
That's what he needs - to get away from the goldfish bowl and simply play the game.
They say being a celebrity is like living in a goldfish bowl, so he's doing it literally.
I know the Gazette letters page lives in a goldfish bowl but can we look into the deep blue sea of the rest of the world for a moment?
They are living their lives in a goldfish bowl where they have to take care where they go.
The Royals do a great job for this country while living their lives in a goldfish bowl.
David Dein" - NIALL QUINN "Tony Fernandes is in that goldfish bowl and he's swimming against the tide" - NIALL QUINN "If QPR go into the Championship, the players will be like rats jumping over a ship - MICKY QUINN "Samba is similar to Ryan Nelsen, except he's a foot taller - PHIL THOMPSON "In football, if you don't score a goal then you cannot win" - ROBERTO MANCINI Heard a gaffe?
Over the last five years, as manager of Eldon Square, I have realised life can be a bit like being in a goldfish bowl - I just didn't envisage having to actually clean any type of bowl as part of my job description.
I WOULD prefer to drink in the pub that Richard Huddleston won't be drinking in than drink in a gloomy goldfish bowl surrounded by lager boys and noisy children ("Price of a pint, Mailbag Jan 12).
A TEENAGE Midland magician is hoping locals will conjure an oldfashioned goldfish bowl out of thin air - because he is struggling to replace a broken one he used to own.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said it has received a number of complaints about the size of a goldfish bowl on The Wright Stuff.
It was like living in a goldfish bowl, everyone was talking and gossiping and when people got drunk someone always kicked off.
But he says JJ feels that it is like living in a goldfish bowl being a United player in Newcastle and that is the biggest problem.