Midas touch




Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - Midas touch

"Midas touch"

the ability to make money or to be successful at everything someone becomes involved in

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - Midas touch

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Do you see who that is in the owner's office?

Colleague 2: Is that Alexa Jones? The woman with the Midas touch?

Colleague 1: Yes, it is. Now this floundering business is going to start thriving again because Alexa has never failed to rejuvenate a business. Everything she becomes involved in becomes very successful.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - Midas touch

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: Have you heard that Sam has been laid off from his fourth job in two years?

Friend 2: Another company where Sam has worked has gone bankrupt?

Friend 1: It seems like Sam has the opposite of the Midas touch. Everything he touches or becomes involved in fails.

Friend 2: That can't be good for Sam's confidence.

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Midas touch - Usage:

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Midas touch - Gerund Form:

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Midas touch - Examples:

1)  ... but it's his Midas touch with jingles and advertising slogans that truly beggar belief.

2)  This is just another case of Apple's midas touch. for example, mp3 players were around well before the iPod, but ...

3)  What great service! This place is a gem. Pete Luckett has the Midas touch and the winery is no exception. The food is delicious and the view ...

4)  ... the final decision on all personnel and player selections. He did indeed possess the Midas touch, turning all things to gold, Olympic Gold.

5)  ... have even become legendary throughout club land with that midas touch it guarantees to set any dance floor alight.

6)  We voted on the losing side; it was the reverse Midas touch that we always bring to great parliamentary occasions.

7)  The banks, whose first-quarter operating reports were a tribute to their recently acquired Midas touch in swapping stocks, bonds, commodities, derivatives, in short, everything ...

8)  There are times when you have the Midas touch and times when you have to bust a gut to find new work.

9)  So let's hope they finally strike lucky and get a manager with a Midas touch who can do a Jimmy Hill and turn things around given time because we ...

10)  Could the iconic US company actually be losing its Midas touch? Might the previously unassailable ivory tower of Cupertino be starting to crumble?

11)  ... producer Joseph McGinty Nichol, better known as McG, is the man with a Midas touch for creating guilty pleasure television.

12)  ... fans will be hoping he can replicate his Midas touch of 2009 when his 27 try assists topped the NRL. 

13)  ... good to keep the momentum going, but if you're going to develop the Midas Touch, you're going to have to get beyond the attitude that's blocking ...

14)  Unless you have the Midas touch or are unique in your field, nobody will pay $500 for a half ...

15)  Do you ever wonder why some people seem to have that Midas touch while others struggle with money all their lives?

16)  ... challengers will be permitted to rise or fall and for Enrique he must find the Midas touch quickly if he is not to be overthrown. 

17)  ... being enterprising - making any venture successful, attracting wealth, having the Midas touch; being adept - having quick reflexes, handling any situation competently, ...

18)  ... was the undoubted star in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome as she retained her Midas touch. She has her eye on further success in Rio de Janeiro in ...

19)  ... they were set at the stove stirring in case they had the midas touch that might help the fudge set. We finally got one good batch and ...

20)  ... is known for a "Midas touch" in acquiring struggling firms and turning them into cash cows.