golden boy

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Noun[edit]

golden boy (plural golden boys)

  1. A young man who has become unusually successful at an early age.
    Bill Gates was the golden boy of the software industry in the early 1980s.
  2. A favored youth, held in high esteem by others, and for whom there are high hopes.
    He was the golden boy of Montana politics.

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