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fishbowl

or fish bowl

[fish-bohl] /ˈfɪʃˌboʊl/
noun
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.
Origin of fishbowl
1905-1910
1905-10; fish + bowl1
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  • I'd noticed a smeared spot about nose-level on the faceplate of my fishbowl, and now was as good a time as any to get rid of it.

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  • My voice must have sounded pretty muffled to him through my fishbowl.

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  • Pascal pivoted toward them, but not before his right arm swung out and, almost contemptuously, brushed the fishbowl to the floor.

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  • Her voice sounded tinny and tired in the earphones of my fishbowl.

    A Spaceship Named McGuire Gordon Randall Garrett
  • It promptly opened, I stepped through and removed the fishbowl.

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  • Finally, I took off my fishbowl and stepped into the companionway.

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British Dictionary definitions for fishbowl

fishbowl

/ˈfɪʃˌbəʊl/
noun
1.
another name for goldfish bowl
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