worth its weight in gold

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be worth its/(one's) weight in gold

To be very valuable, important, or useful. When you're in a foreign country, you'll find that a reliable translator is worth his weight in gold. A computer system that didn't crash all the time would be worth its weight in gold around here!
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worth its/(one's) weight in gold

Very valuable, important, or useful. When you're in a foreign country, you'll find that a translator is worth his weight in gold. A computer system that didn't crash all the time would be worth its weight in gold around here!
See also: gold, weight, worth

worth its weight in gold

Fig. very valuable. This book is worth its weight in gold. Oh, Bill. You're wonderful. You're worth your weight in gold.
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If this new sitcom does half as well as The Inbetweeners it will definitely be worth its weight in gold.
When we look at U-2s, Global Hawks are beginning to come off the lines, they're coming through OT&E (operational test and evaluation), the Global Hawk is going to prove itself to be worth its weight in gold and we can walk away from some of the older systems and we can maintain much more persistence with these unmanned systems.