a heart of gold


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heart of gold

A sincere, generous, and kind nature. Sarah always goes out of her way to help everyone she can—she really has a heart of gold.
See also: gold, heart, of

a heart of gold

COMMON If someone has a heart of gold, they are kind and generous, and enjoy helping other people. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. He's a tough guy, but with a heart of gold. He helped all the local sporting organisations — bowls, hockey, rugby and tennis. He had a heart of gold.
See also: gold, heart, of
References in classic literature ?
He is a most absent-minded and absurd fellow, but he has a heart of gold.
I can see her shining in the sky through the little window by my desk, and tonight she seems calling to me again as she has not called before since that long dead night, and I think I can see, across that awful abyss of space, a beautiful black-haired woman standing in the garden of a palace, and at her side is a little boy who puts his arm around her as she points into the sky toward the planet Earth, while at their feet is a huge and hideous creature with a heart of gold.
He's such a true, honest nature, and a heart of gold.
He's getting brains, beauty, and a heart of gold in ME.
And truly a wonder; knowing everything, capable of everything; speaking all the languages, master of all sciences, a mind without horizons, a heart of gold, the glory of her race
And as for her--she was devotion itself, a noble soul with a clear, keen intelligence and a heart of gold.
A woman with a heart of gold gives us lodging for the night.