goldilocks goldilocks  /ˈɡoʊl di ˌlɔks/

Definition(s):

  • (n) early-flowering perennial of southern and southeastern Europe with flower heads resembling those of goldenrod

Usage(s):

  • Nancy Weston After months of suspense, thirtysomething's writers let her triumph over cancer and bumped off goldilocks Gary instead.

News

  1. TheBullionBank.com Sees Rising Interest Rates as a Sign of Trouble Ahead

    Analyst predicts US Economy is exiting "Goldilocks Zone." (PRWeb June 16, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10832581.htm
    on June 16, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Tatooine-like planets could host life

    By Miriam KramerSpace.comLuke Skywalker would be proud. Planets like Skywalker's fictional home of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" movie series might have more potential for habitability than planets in other systems, research suggests.Tatooine's dual suns might actually help prevent damaging solar winds from bombarding planets in their system, allowing for a wider "Goldilocks zone" of habitability ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Tatooine-like alien planets could host life

    By Miriam KramerSpace.comLuke Skywalker would be proud. Planets like Skywalker's fictional home of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" movie series might have more potential for habitability than planets in other systems, research suggests.Tatooine's dual suns might actually help prevent damaging solar winds from bombarding planets in their system, allowing for a wider "Goldilocks zone" of habitability ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. "She and her husband. It's an amazing national security team that Obama appears to have selected. It's kind of like Goldilocks and the three bears. You've got 'too cool,' which might be -- or at least 'appropriately cool' -- Gen. [James] Jones as...
    on Nov 30, 2008 By: Bob Woodward Source: The TV Guy (blog)

  2. Predatory fish appear to like medium temperatures around 77 degrees Fahrenheit, Myers said: "Like Goldilocks and the three bears, ocean animals don't like it too hot or too cold -- they like it just right."
    on Jul 29, 2005 By: Ransom Myers Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "The dollar is doing well against the euro and yen and (is helped by) the Goldilocks scenario in the US, where's there's not too much worry about a hard landing," said David Powell, currency strategist at IDEAglobal in New York.
    on May 21, 2007 By: David Powell Source: Reuters.uk

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