A "golden tate" is an unexpected, undeserved victory or reward one receives after they have already resigned themselves to defeat.
Although Marvin's job interview went horribly wrong, he was granted a golden tate, getting the job after the three other better-qualified candidates were indicted in a corruption scandal.
by StayinSkool September 27, 2012
Golden Tate: To take credit for something when you blatantly did not do it.
Man my Boss pulled a Golden Tate move on me in that meeting.
by ColdsmokeMT September 25, 2012