there's gold in them thar hills
there's gold in them thar hillsor
there's gold in them there hillsAMERICAN, INFORMAL
People say there's gold in them thar hills or there's gold in them there hills to mean that it is possible to make money in a particular place or with a particular activity. Mongolia has gold in them thar hills and foreign companies have been quick to grab a piece of the action. There would be winners and losers in the high-tech business, but there was gold in them there hills. Note: People often use other words instead of hills according to the subject they are talking about. Drugs companies are seeing sales soar in America. There's gold in them there pills. Note: This expression refers to the California Gold Rush of the 19th century; the line also appears in the theme song of an old television programme about that period.