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You end up at the ER in the first place when probably you needed a Midas.
So then why end up here versus the primary care equivalent of a Midas for a simple checkup?
But lately critics have wondered whether Midas has lost his touch.Will Smith’s ‘After Earth’ Is Terrible. Has He Lost His Mojo?|Kevin Fallon|May 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The problem was that the investors who used it to turn toxic assets into gold forgot how the story of Midas ends.
The pugnacious provocateur said that “Romney has had a Midas touch with everything he's done.”Sunday Talk: Ann Coulter Defends Mitt Romney & More (Video)|The Daily Beast Video|June 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Within two days, King Midas learned the secret of that smile, and begged the god to take away the gift that was a curse.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew|Josephine Preston Peabody
But the more Midas loved his daughter, the more did he desire and seek for wealth.A Wonder Book for Girls & Boys|Nathaniel Hawthorne
He has the gift of Midas to bring back the Golden Age for us.The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne|Frank Preston Stearns
It was of course the shadow of the Midas statue, which the boys had never permitted to be restored to its pristine state.Magnum Bonum|Charlotte M. Yonge
“I have done pretty well,—pretty well,” answered Midas, in a discontented tone.
n acronym for
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.