1. a state of affairs in which you have no privacy

the president lives in a goldfish bowl

Syn: ↑goldfish bowl, ↑fish bowl
Hypernyms: ↑situation, ↑state of affairs
2. a transparent bowl in which small fish are kept
Syn: ↑fish bowl, ↑goldfish bowl
Hypernyms: ↑bowl, ↑aquarium, ↑fish tank, ↑marine museum

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Fishbowl — ist eine Methode der Diskussionsführung in großen Gruppen. Die Methode hat ihren Namen nach der Sitzordnung: sie gleicht einem Goldfischglas, um das die Teilnehmer im Kreis herumsitzen. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Ablauf eines Fishbowls 2 Regeln 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fishbowl — [fish′bōl΄] n. 1. a glass bowl in which goldfish, snails, etc. are kept; small aquarium 2. any place where one s activities are open to public view …   English World dictionary

  • Fishbowl — A fishbowl is a container for fish. See aquarium.Fishbowl can also refer to: * Fishbowl (conversation), a debate format * My Fishbowl, an episode of the television show Scrubs * Amazon Fishbowl, a talk show on hosted by comedian Bill… …   Wikipedia

  • fishbowl — UK [ˈfɪʃˌbəʊl] / US [ˈfɪʃˌboʊl] noun [countable] Word forms fishbowl : singular fishbowl plural fishbowls 1) a glass bowl for keeping live fish as pets 2) mainly journalism a situation where nothing is private and people can see everything that… …   English dictionary

  • fishbowl — noun a) A small simple aquarium. b) A term describing a place or event of intense scrutiny. Enthusiastic sports cities are often said to place the players on their team in a fishbowl atmosphere …   Wiktionary

  • fishbowl — fish|bowl [ˈfıʃbəul US boul] n 1.) a glass bowl that you can keep fish in 2.) a place or situation in which you cannot do anything in private ▪ Being in a small town like this is like living in a fishbowl …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fishbowl — /ˈfɪʃboʊl/ (say fishbohl) noun 1. a glass bowl in which an ornamental fish is kept. 2. any place or way of life which is open to the public gaze: to live in a fishbowl …   Australian English dictionary

  • fishbowl — noun Date: 1906 1. a bowl for the keeping of live fish 2. a place or condition that affords no privacy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fishbowl — 1) a round glass bowl used for keeping ornamental or pet fish 2) a situation where one s activities are constantly observed, scrutinised, commented on, etc 3) jail …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fishbowl — /fish bohl /, n. 1. a glass bowl for goldfish, snails, etc. 2. a place, job, or condition in which one s activities are open to public view or scrutiny. Also, fish bowl. [1905 10; FISH + BOWL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fishbowl — fish|bowl [ fıʃ,boul ] noun count 1. ) a glass bowl for keeping live fish as pets 2. ) MAINLY JOURNALISM a situation where nothing is private and people can see everything that happens …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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