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The fabled king of Phrygia to whom Dionysus gave the power of turning to gold all that he touched.

[Latin Midās, from Greek.]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek legend a king of Phrygia given the power by Dionysus of turning everything he touched to gold
2. the Midas touch ability to make money


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(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) Missile Defence Alarm System
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(ˈmaɪ dəs)

a legendary Phrygian king endowed by Dionysus with the power to turn whatever he touched into gold.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Midas - (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into goldMidas - (Greek legend) the greedy king of Phrygia who Dionysus gave the power to turn everything he touched into gold
legend, fable - a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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[ˈmaɪdəs] NMidas
he has the Midas touchtodo lo que toca se convierte en dinero
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nMidas m; the Midas toucheine glückliche Hand, Glück nt; he has the Midas toucher macht aus Dreck Geld (inf)
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[ˈmaɪdəs] nMida m
he has the Midas touch (fig) → tutto ciò che tocca si trasforma in oro
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What has been happening in todayAEs epic financial turbulences should bring us all back to a few basic verities about life and money: DonAEt put all your eggs in one basket; cover your bets; seek, if you are a political leader, to get a grasp of your countryAEs array of strengths and weaknesses; and avoid the fast-cash Midas curse, if you can.