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have a heart of gold

To be very sincere, generous, and kind by nature. Sarah always goes out of her way to help everyone she can—she really has a heart of gold.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have a heart of gold

Cliché to be generous, sincere, and friendly. Mary is such a lovely person. She has a heart of gold. You think Tom stole your watch? Impossible! He has a heart of gold.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have a heart of ˈgold

have a very kind and helpful nature, even though it is not always obvious: I know he’s often bad-tempered but really, you know, he’s got a heart of gold.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

heart of gold, (to have) a

A singularly kind person. This term dates from the sixteenth century and was already well known by the time Shakespeare wrote Henry V (1599), in which Pistol describes his master: “The king’s a bawcock, and a heart of gold” (4.1). (A bawcock, in Elizabethan jargon, was a fine fellow; the term comes from the French beau coq, “fine bird.”)
See also: heart, of
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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