worth its weight in gold

be worth its/(one's) weight in gold

To be very valuable, important, or useful. When you're in a foreign country, you'll find that a reliable 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/(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!
See also: gold, weight, worth

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.
See also: gold, weight, worth
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Instead, turn to Europe - 500 million people that generate PS250billion a year for our economy is really worth its weight in gold.
New Delhi In what's worth its weight in gold, a gold medal in academics has been awarded to Dinanath Malhotra -- an Indian publisher -- after a delay of six decades.
Graham Smith Not worth its weight in gold Just taken a look at this year's entries for the Paddy Power Gold Cup.
The exposure will also be worth its weight in gold for the latest-generation Ka, which is due to go on sale here later this year.
The little journal (C.I.) is worth its weight in gold in keeping us focused on the "nitty-gritty" of contemporary issues.
A trove of tiny organisms fossilized in resin, including this Phoridae fly a few millimeters long, is worth its weight in gold, say the paleontologists who found the rare bounty in the western Amazonian basin.
When we look at U-2s, Global Hawks are beginning to come off the lines, they're coming through OT&E (operational test and evaluation), the Global Hawk is going to prove itself to be worth its weight in gold and we can walk away from some of the older systems and we can maintain much more persistence with these unmanned systems.
I come back to the Global Hawk because that aircraft is going to be, when we get them in numbers, worth its weight in gold. When you can configure the aircraft for maritime, for land, for special operations capability and you can pipe the imagery down into a laptop or you can pipe the imagery down into a command center or you can bounce it back to a reachback mode and you can do that and keep the aircraft airborne days at a time, you have some capability.
A strong window lock could therefore be worth its weight in gold.
AKAM is worth its weight in gold, I was so happy I switched management companies."
Any experiment worth its weight in gold mustard should be easily repeatable.
Despite the knocks that committees have taken since time immemorial, and the difficulties that those lone wolves among us have in working within such a structure, when all is said and done a well organized and focused committee is worth its weight in gold. There's no better example of this than at AFS.