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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If you work in Fazakerley and you read this letter, stand up and take a bow because in my mind you all are heroes and are worth your weight in gold.
Doctor says "I can't work without you." You are worth your weight in gold. Read about your value below.