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

be extremely useful or helpful.
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be ˌworth your/its ˌweight in ˈgold

be very useful or valuable: My assistant is worth her weight in gold.
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Christian, Pixie and Dawn (above) are worth their weight in gold, ridding the nation of its medical complaints.
"People who can score goals out of nothing, like Aaron did to us, are worth their weight in gold," said the England Under-21 coach .
'Goalscoring midfielders are worth their weight in gold. Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard do it in the Premiership and Andy Robinson does it for us in League One - they are all so valuable to their respective teams as it's like having another striker on the pitch.'
That's where organizations like the National Military Family Association are worth their weight in gold. Your tireless advocacy for quality of life, rights and benefits for military families continues to positively impact our force.
"The troops are worth their weight in gold and deserve the best possible care.