the streets are paved with gold

the streets are paved with gold

It is easy to become successful or prosperous in this place. My great-great-grandparents emigrated to America in 1888, believing as so many did that the streets were paved with gold.
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the streets are ˌpaved with ˈgold

(saying) used to say that it seems easy to make money in a place: More and more people are moving to the big cities, where they believe the streets are paved with gold.In the traditional story of Dick Whittington, Dick goes to London because he is told that it is so rich that even the streets are paved with gold, but later finds out that this is not true.
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