But lately critics have wondered whether Midas has lost his touch.
And of the 96 men on the Midas List, the overwhelming majority appear to be white, including every single member of the Top 10.
You end up at the ER in the first place when probably you needed a Midas.
king of Phrygia whose touched turned everything to gold (including his food), 1560s. Some usages refer to the unrelated story of the ass's ears given him by Apollo for being dull to the charms of his lyre. The name is of Phrygian origin.
In classical mythology, a king who was granted one wish by the god Dionysus. Greedy for riches, Midas wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. He soon regretted his request. When he tried to eat, his food became inedible metal. When he embraced his daughter, she turned into a golden statue. On the instruction of Dionysus, he washed in a river and lost his touch of gold.
Note: A person who is very successful or easily acquires riches is sometimes said to have a “Midas touch.”
A digital simulation language.
[Sammet 1969, p.627].