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one of an English breed of retrievers having a thick, flat or wavy, golden coat.
a compact large breed of dog having a silky coat of flat or wavy hair of a gold or dark-cream colour, well-feathered on the legs and tail

noun phrase

A successful motion-picture executive: A golden retriever is a studio executive with the ability to outrun everyone else and bring in the hottest scripts, actors, or directors

[1990s+; fr the name of a kind of dog]


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