Definition of golden girl in English:

golden girl


  • A very popular or successful young woman.

    ‘the former golden girl of British tennis’
    • ‘She was the golden girl of sport - attractive, bright, articulate and stylish, she seemed well positioned to make a fortune.’
    • ‘No acting career has self-destructed quite as quickly as did this former golden girl's.’
    • ‘When she started out in tennis, she was hardly the golden girl.’
    • ‘She was a golden girl in her youth, having excelled academically and at sport.’
    • ‘‘Hello Jennifer Saunders,’ I said seeing the golden girl of comedy to my left.’
    • ‘A few months on, and the golden girl's problems have got a whole lot worse.’
    • ‘Dunst is a believable golden girl whose determination and temper have earned her a feisty reputation.’
    • ‘What's a Hollywood golden girl to do on a glorious sunny Friday afternoon in Sydney?’
    • ‘She was once the golden girl of gymnastics - now she is being investigated for fraud.’
    • ‘It may be a decade since she stepped into designing, but Ritu Beri continues to be the golden girl of the Indian fashion scene.’
    • ‘The golden girl of Tinseltown was due to appear at WestQuay's Waterstone's bookshop to sign copies of her new autobiography.’
    • ‘The golden girl of British swimming is appalled at City of York Council proposals which could see the Yearsley and Barbican pools shut as part of a leisure services shake-up.’
    • ‘The one-time golden girl of British yachting has repaid a loan of £550,000 secured on her home in Berkshire two years ago.’
    • ‘It transpired the one-time golden girl, who took the company from zero to an £18m success story with a personal salary of £250,000 plus princely dividends, was far from universally liked.’
    • ‘Yes, victory here would be a pertinent win for the British golden girl.’
    • ‘The city newspaper devoted its entire front page to their golden girl.’
    • ‘Ellen Gandy is the golden girl of Beckenham Swimming Club after returning from the European Youth Olympics Festival with five top-spot medals.’
    • ‘They are real golden girls, and they really improve the patient's quality of life.’
    • ‘Overlooking the fact that she was born in Portsmouth, if Glasgow does win the right to host the Commonwealth Games in 2014, then some of the credit will surely go to the golden girl of Scottish swimming.’
    • ‘But that is the pressure that comes with being the golden girl of British athletics.’
    gifted, talented, skilful, skilled, accomplished, brilliant, expert, consummate
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