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buried treasure

1. Literally, treasure (such as gold, jewels, or other valuable items) that has been buried under sand or lays hidden in the ocean. Every kid dreams of finding buried treasure at the beach.
2. Anything that has lain dormant or undiscovered for a long period of time that, upon discovery, is found to be of great value. The writer, who was unknown in his lifetime, became hugely popular after the buried treasure of his unpublished manuscript was discovered among his belongings.
See also: bury, treasure

one man's trash is another man's treasure

What one person may consider worthless could be highly prized or valued by someone else. A: "I really don't understand the appeal of Jackson Pollock paintings—they just look like paint splatters to me!" B: "Eh, one man's trash is another man's treasure."
See also: another, one, trash, treasure

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Prov. Something that one person considers worthless may be considered valuable by someone else. Q: Why would anyone want to hang a picture like that on the wall? A: One man's trash is another man's treasure. A: Bob's uncle is always going through people's garbage, looking for old stuff. B: One man's trash is another man's treasure.
See also: another, one, trash, treasure
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Bohm's set contains the most treasurable of all "Pastorales," plus highly recommendable versions of Nos.
Classical The Definitive Eric Coates THIS is an absolutely wonderful 7-CD set, perhaps difficult to navigate to pinpoint exactly what you want to find, but the insert-notes along the way are treasurable in themselves.
In addition to the Shostakovich recording, Daniel has an extensive compact discography, including three treasurable releases on the ORFEO label of English cello music: the Concertos of Elgar and Walton (Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn); Britten's Cello Suites; and, issued only last month, Britten's Cello Symphony coupled with that by Prokofiev (WDR Sinfonieorchestra Koln under Jukka-Pekka Saraste).
Nancy, the wench in question, was persuasively portrayed by Martha Jones, and among the other treasurable performances were Rosie Aldridge's fussy, gossipy Florence Pike and Anna-Clare Monk's totally well-drawn schoolteacher, Miss Wordsworth.
But the most treasurable offering was also the slightest.
And they don't get any greater than Beethoven and Brahms, enjoyed by a rapt, virtual full-house Town Hall audience on Sunday afternoon, Lill returning to the building where he made such a treasurable CD recording of the complete Beethoven piano concertos with the CBSO and Walter Weller for Chandos in the late 1980s.
Her attention to the orchestra was assiduous, rewarded by some wonderful playing from the woodwind section - certainly one of the orchestra's strengths; coarse heavy brass sounds occasionally were not so treasurable.
My only other cavil with this treasurable volume is that there is just too much detail about Lennox Berkeley's gay relationships; I hesitate to say there is prurience here, as the references add to our knowledge of this rewarding, unassuming but brilliant composer, but I do wish Scotland had soft-pedalled a bit.
Bernstein's response to Haydn was lively, affectionate, and, where necessary, profound, and a treasurable Sony Classical 12-CD boxed set, released to mark this bi-centenary year of the composer's death, enshrines enthralling performances with the New York Philharmonic of the complete Paris and London Symphonies, four of the major Masses, and the oratorio Die Schopfung (88697480452).