crock of gold

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crock of gold

A particularly large sum of money or valuable resources. Regulators chastised the financial firm for chasing crocks of gold through risky investments of questionable legality rather than protect their clients' funds. You're not going to find a crock of gold going into this business, but it's definitely lucrative enough to make a living.
See also: crock, gold, of
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As no one ever does a day's jail for anything here our oriental friends could only deduce that these finds were leprechauns' fabled crocks of gold.
STRAITENED times seem not to be affecting the Premier League's pursuit of several crocks of gold for its three-year packages of television deals.
Scoot Around, a horse bred by Tregaron's Huw Evans but now owned by Yorkshire trainer Les Fell, and driven by top driver Alan Haythornthwaite, has won the last two Crocks of Gold.
But, added Goosen: "There are crocks of gold awaiting him out for fighting Holyfield and Lewis."
And, with his crocks of gold restored to full fighting order in the autumn, Big Mac will survey the Republic's Euro 2000 qualifying group rivals - and order his men to go out and Hang 'Em High.
CROCKS OF GOLD: David Beckham and Michael Owen would play for England at Euro 2004 - even if they were carrying injuries
And, with his crocks of gold restored to full fighting order in the autumn, Big Mac will survey the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2000 qualifying group rivals - and order his men to go out and Hang 'Em High.