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Slang senseEdit

Not sure whether any existing sense covers this slang one: "Learn where to copy and paste code and you're golden!" "...some tofu, a little olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, and you're golden." 17:26, 15 May 2009 (UTC)

Seems OK to me. But only if tofu ("rotten beans" in japan ? ) is not too old, or you'll be icteric rather than golden...
  Done Equinox 03:49, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

In FrenchEdit

we use to say "poule aux oeufs d'or" ("golden eggs hen") rather than "golden goose" when we talk of an easily got bounty, which origin it is better no to investigate too much...We try also to make a neat difference between a pure gold jewel ("d'or" , or "d'or pur") and a golden plated one ("doré", or "plaqué or").

And we have a funny slang expression for "to earn a big amount of money without too much sweating for it" : "to make one'self golden balls" (while I understand from my Oxford Dictionnary, 1990 that "golden balls" are "a pawnbroker's sign"...) T.y.

You're a strange guy. --Vahagn Petrosyan 09:53, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
This has been told also to Emile Littré & to Pierre Larousse... :-)) T.y.Arapaima 09:40, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Literal sense still common?Edit

At school, I learnt that items made of gold are simply gold in English: a gold watch, gold coins. Golden was to be used only metaphorically, as in golden hair or golden age. Even so, this article suggests that the original meaning is still in common use. Would it be useful to add an "archaic" or at least "dated" notice to it? Steinbach (talk) 17:01, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

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