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be like Fort Knox

To be inaccessible, usually because the item or place in question is locked or guarded. Fort Knox is a military site in Kentucky where stores of gold are kept. The kids are home by themselves, but don't worry, the house is like Fort Knox with all the security cameras. I can't get into the safe, it's like Fort Knox!
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be like/as safe as Fort ˈKnox

(about a building) be strongly built, with many locks, strong doors, alarms, etc. so that it is very safe and difficult for thieves to enter: This home of yours is like Fort Knox.Financially she’s as safe as Fort Knox. Fort Knox is a military base in Kentucky where most of the US’s store of gold is kept.
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Those include existing operations like Fort Knox and Usibelli, which currently buy electric power off the state's Railbelt grid, and development projects like Donlin Creek and Pebble.
Our insurance will probably go up and they will probably say we need extra security measures, likes bars on the windows, which will be a financial nightmare and make the place look like Fort Knox.
We are also very excited to be able to provide our customers with a solution, like Fort Knox, that delivers such an unrivaled level of performance and usability.
ABM: It's almost like Fort Knox is being held up as the yardstick, now, within Alaska's gold mining industry.
Swainbank says outside companies are taking a harder look at resources in Alaska, and success stories like Fort Knox are a big part of the reason.
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