like gold dust

like gold dust

  (British & Australian) also like gold (American)
if things or people are like gold dust, they are difficult to get because a lot of people want them Tickets for the Coldplay concert were like gold dust. We were really lucky to get them. Skilled workers are like gold in the engineering industry.
See strike gold
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