Cities woo Google for trial of high-speed fiber
San Francisco Chronicle
More than a dozen Bay Area cities are jostling for Google's golden ticket, making their pitch to land an experimental broadband network that could deliver ...
Golden Silence on the Silver Screen
French actor Jean Dujardin faced unusual challenges in preparing for his award-winning role as silent movie star George Valentin in 'The Artist.'
Definition of golden parachute
a large payment or other financial compensation guaranteed to a company executive should the executive be dismissed as a result of a merger or takeover.
- A generally hard, strong, durable, malleable alloy of iron and carbon, usually containing between 0.2 and 1.5 percent carbon, often with other constituents such as manganese, chromium, nickel, molybdenum, copper, tungsten, cobalt, or silicon, depending on the desired alloy properties, and widely used as a structural material.
- Something, such as a sword, that is made of steel.
- A quality suggestive of this alloy, especially a hard, unflinching character.
- Steel gray.
- Made with, relating to, or consisting of steel: steel beams; the steel industry; a bicycle with a steel frame.
- Very firm or strong: a steel grip.
- Of a steel gray.
- To cover, plate, edge, or point with steel.
- To make hard, strong, or obdurate; strengthen: He steeled himself for disappointment.
[Middle English stel, from Old English stȳle, stēl.]
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silence is goldenKeeping one's mouth shut is a great virtue, as in Don't tell anyone else about it--silence is golden. Although this precise phrase was first recorded only in 1848, it is part of a much older proverb, "Speech is silver and silence is golden."