worth its/(one's) weight in gold

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worth its/(one's) weight in gold

Very valuable, important, or useful. When you're in a foreign country, you'll find that a translator is worth his weight in gold. A computer system that didn't crash all the time would be worth its weight in gold around here!
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worth its weight in gold

Fig. very valuable. This book is worth its weight in gold. Oh, Bill. You're wonderful. You're worth your weight in gold.
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worth one's weight in gold

Also, worth its weight in gold. Very valuable, as in John's been extremely helpful; he's worth his weight in gold, or That tractor's been worth its weight in gold. This metaphoric term dates from Roman times and appeared in English by the early 1300s.
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worth your weight in gold

If you say that someone or something is worth their weight in gold, you mean that they are extremely helpful or useful. An employee that you can trust to do these tasks is worth their weight in gold. A caller display device is worth its weight in gold.
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The only suspected participant in Nov 13 Paris attacks to be captured alive has been cooperating with police investigators and is "worth his weight in gold", his lawyer said on Monday.
WORTH HIS WEIGHT IN GOLD Trainer Nicky Henderson poses with Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Bobs Worth in March
@AntonyCourt he's worth his weight in gold, and he's a big lad @mickmcg81 priceless!!
A bit of quick maths tells us that the average man would need PS2,769,584.40 to literally be worth his weight in gold, while the average woman would need PS2,325,655.80.
Mumbai He is worth his weight in gold -- 8.5 kilograms to be precise.
KARATE expert Lee Lamb is worth his weight in gold.
In fact, Boyd is one of the few top-class footballers these days who, categorically, is not worth his weight in gold.
STUART PEARCE claims James Milner is worth his weight in gold ...
ASTON Villa striker John Carew has nicknamed Wayne Rooney "Braveheart" and told new England coach Fabio Capello the Manchester United star will be "worth his weight in gold" in his efforts to bring glory to the nation.
Toon hero Alan Shearer was never worth his weight in gold. He was worth much more than that.