like gold dust

like gold dust

Very valuable and, as a result, difficult to find or attain. Even with so many people looking to rent in the city at the moment, good tenants are still like gold dust here.
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like gold dust

BRITISH or

like gold

AMERICAN
If a particular thing is like gold dust, it is very difficult to obtain, usually because so many people want it. Tickets for this match are like gold dust on the south coast. There was a shortage of roof tiles before the hurricane but now they're like gold.
See also: dust, gold, like

like gold dust

very valuable and rare.
See also: dust, gold, like

like ˈgold dust

very difficult to obtain because everyone wants it/them: You can’t get those new trainers anywhere. They’re like gold dust.
See also: dust, gold, like
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TICKETS for The Open Championship at Royal Portrush in 2019 will be like gold dust.
Freehold commercial space on the Hagley Road is like gold dust because it just doesn't come on to the market very regularly, much being owned by the large estates
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