a pot of gold

a pot of gold

BRITISH, AMERICAN or

a crock of gold

BRITISH
COMMON If you talk about a pot of gold or a crock of gold, you mean a large amount of money that someone hopes to get in the future, or something that will bring them a large amount of money in the future. The business is now worth at least £100 billion a year — a pot of gold that attracts the most diverse people. The government and employers rejected the notion that there was a crock of gold in unpaid taxes. Note: You can also talk about a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow, with a similar meaning, though this suggests that you will never get the money. Ethan was sure there was a crock of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow if only he could get himself an agent.
See also: gold, of, pot
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The good news is that a pot of gold awaits any vendor able to achieve success in this market," said Nathan Brookwood, principal analyst in Dataquest's Semiconductor Applications program.