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.
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heart of gold

A very kind and good nature, as in Bill is very generous; he has a heart of gold. This expression alludes to gold in the sense of "something valued for its goodness." [Late 1500s]
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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.
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heart of gold

a generous nature.
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