golden boy

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golden boy

A boy or man who is popular, admired, and successful. The term can imply that the individual's faults are overlooked by others. Jake was the golden boy of the team, much to the chagrin of his teammates. Tom's always been the golden boy of our family. He seemingly can do no wrong in our parents' eyes.
See also: boy, golden
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a golden boy

If you call a man a golden boy, you mean that they are very popular or successful. When the movie came out the critics went wild, hailing Tarantino as the golden boy of the 1990s. Note: You can describe a popular or successful woman as a golden girl. Jacqueline du Pré, with her flowing blond hair and good looks, was the golden girl of classical music in the sixties.
See also: boy, golden
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golden boy

a very popular or successful man. informal
2005 Norman Lebrecht La Scena Musicale From the day he raised a baton as principal conductor in Birmingham in 1980 , Rattle has been the golden boy of classical music.
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a ˈgolden boy

a young man who is very successful and popular: He had been the golden boy of Welsh rugby.
See also: boy, golden
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"Not impossible she Who shall command my heart and me,"-- without meeting at some turning of the way the mystical Golden Girl,--without, in short, finding a wife?
The Golden Girl line-up includes a former nun, an ex-girlfriend of Hollywood heartthrob Jason Statham, and a single lady on the lookout for husband number six.
Summary: Gold Coast [Australia], April 14 (ANI): Indian table tennis team continued their winning show in the ongoing 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, with 'Golden Girl' Manika Batra claiming her maiden women's singles title here on Saturday.
Golden girl Hannah posted a picture on Twitter showing the happy couple beaming from ear to ear and showing off her new engagement ring.
If they did, I'd spring for Dorothy, clearly the best Golden Girl, whose sarcasm is the thing of legend.
Now Golden girl: Alesha stand by for six long nights of the average wannabes who did make the grade.
Golden Girl Granola will hold its first Blogger Recipe Challenge, with the winner receiving free granola for a year.
BIRMINGHAM MAIL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 BE A GOLDEN GIRL...BE A GOLDEN GIRL...
WINTER Olympics golden girl Lizzy Yarnold will lead Team GB at Sochi's closing ceremony today - after a gruelling 4,000-mile round trip to star on British TV.
Summary: Olympics golden girl Jessica Ennis has been cheered on by thousands of people as she returned to her home city of Sheffield.
Then there is Sunderland-based Jimmy Gibbon, who with his father raced 1972-born Golden Girl.
Her recent portrayal of Peggy Ingram in Del Shores' Sordid Lives: "The Series shows that this golden girl still has the spunk to entertain and amaze, while staying humble.--Colleen M, Lee
THE mother of a teenager who died after a 4x4 vehicle overturned in a swollen Welsh river has paid tribute to a "golden girl" who was celebrating excellent exam results and wanted to be a paramedic.