Midas Touch

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The ability to make large money and succeed with whatever you do

Etymology:

  • The idiom refers to the person who has the ability of making large sum of money from any source. The idiom “Midas touch” originated from the story of a greedy King names Midas. The king always desired to grab all the riches of the world. The God rewarded the king a wish which he wanted that anything he touches will be turned into gold. After the wish was granted, the king seemed to be joyful but his food and daughter also turned into gold when he touched. This incident made him realize his foolish wish. In the present world, the idiom is used to refer a person who makes gold (large sum of money) at the mere touch.
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Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Midas Touch':

Midas touchThe ability to gain success or financial reward from one's actions.
Midas touchthe ability to turn everything one touches into gold.
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