heart of gold


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heart of gold

A sincere, generous, and kind nature. Sarah always goes out of her way to help everyone she can—she really has a heart of gold.
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heart of gold

A very kind and good nature, as in Bill is very generous; he has a heart of gold. This expression alludes to gold in the sense of "something valued for its goodness." [Late 1500s]
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a heart of gold

COMMON If someone has a heart of gold, they are kind and generous, and enjoy helping other people. Note: The heart is traditionally regarded as the centre of the emotions. He's a tough guy, but with a heart of gold. He helped all the local sporting organisations — bowls, hockey, rugby and tennis. He had a heart of gold.
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heart of gold

a generous nature.
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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.”)
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He is a most absent-minded and absurd fellow, but he has a heart of gold."
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* Beth Drost, Mentor Heart of Gold: After raising three children, Beth and George Drost became certified foster parents in 2008 and since then have fostered 48 babies.
Mr Howl A statement issued on behalf of Mr Howl's family described him as having "a heart of gold".
A PENSIONER with a "heart of gold" is fighting for his life after being knocked down while on holiday.
THE family of a 'gentle giant with a heart of gold' who died after a car struck his mobility scooter have paid tribute to him.
Sisters, Eleni Vlotomas, age 14, and Despina Vlotomas, age 11, won the Junior Heart of Gold award, the first time the prize has been given to a duo.
His family have described him as a "gentle compassionate man with a heart of gold."
Murphy, TX, May 18, 2018 --(PR.com)-- "Heart of Gold" is a fast-paced, page-turning, shocking tell-all of a young woman named Beverly White, as the sheltered upbringing of her youth changes to disillusioned adulthood.
Daniel Deegan, 26, came from the Lancashire area who is his family described as having a "heart of gold" and being "a ray of sunshine".
His younger brother Craig wrote on Facebook yesterday: "My brother was an absolute gent with a tough exterior and a heart of gold.
A LIVERPOOL student with a "heart of gold" was stabbed to death by her boyfriend.
A WOMAN who died following a crash which also killed her son has been described as a "doting mother and grandmother" who had a "heart of gold".
Alan Lee: "Paul you're a legend and have a heart of gold. Keep on going!" Lisa Mccaffery: "My heart breaks for the battle he's fighting."
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