a fishbowl

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a fishbowl

A place, situation, or environment in which one has little or no privacy. A reference to the (typically) spherical bowls in which pet fish are often kept, which can be seen into from all sides. One of the prices of success for a pop star is having to live in a fishbowl under the scrutiny of the public eye. I feel like I'm in a fishbowl working at this new company, with all their security cameras posted everywhere.
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* recreate a painting of a fishbowl in a patterned room.
A wonderfully poignant book,<em>Whale in a Fishbowl </em>earns five stars andshould be on your shelves!
Last week, I asked my driver, whom the Super Squad likes to call Yaya Delta, to buy a fishbowl. 'Don't forget, it's really important,' I told him.
But once you mentioned it, I can see it as a fishbowl, too.
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Like it or not, compared to London it is a fishbowl. He never said he couldn't handle it.
Arrange in a tall vase with a collar of tropical leaves or wind three or four inside a fishbowl vase for a contemporary table setting.
Or, as Lehner puts it, "If you pour a glass of milk into a fishbowl, the fish wouldn't like it very much."
Mark's Church can feel like being in a fishbowl, replete with in-the-round possibilities, so it's fitting that the new work by Bessie Award-winning Kota Yamazaki--(Personal or Visionary Aspect of) Fishing--plumbs the confines of an aquarium.
"When you're in American Idol, you are in a fishbowl," she said.
Structurally, a fishbowl consists of a large group divided into subgroups of approximately equal number (White, 1974).
One friend said: Todd is a private person and was tired of living in a fishbowl.'
Heightened demands for transparency in reporting both financial and operational metrics mean that CEOs live in a fishbowl where every decision is reviewed not just by boards, but by investors, employees, communities and pundits.
If you do something wrong or cause shame to your family, the whole town will know about it.' I remember her telling me we were in a fishbowl. It was good practice for me, because now as mayor I'm still in the fishbowl."
Troubled real estate negotiations are now examined in a fishbowl rather than quietly under a rock.