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.
See also: gold, weight, worth

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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ALBION legend Alistair Robertson says experienced defensive duo Gareth McAuley and Jonas Olsson are worth their weight in gold.
"ey're very good professionals who are worth their weight in gold to the club.
It was his seventh strike of the season and with goalscoring midfielders worth their weight in gold Miller knows Macleod's exploits won't go unnoticed.
If I had a pound for every time I heard a person described as being "worth their weight in gold", then I'd be well on my way to building that gold statue.
PROLIFIC strikers such as Kris Boyd of Rangers are often said to be worth their weight in gold, writes James Milton.
CLASSIC cars are becoming worth their weight in gold as investors look for alternatives to the depressed stock market caused by the global credit crunch.
CLASSIC cars are becoming worth their weight in gold as wealthy investors look for alternatives to the depressed stock market caused by the global credit crunch.
"Players like that are worth their weight in gold."
Potatoes were worth their weight in gold at the time of the Alaskan Klondike gold rush, (1897-1898).
With a price per ounce of about $650, it's easy to understand the phrase, "the gold standard." See how other objects might be valued if they were worth their weight in gold.
You probably won't find a priceless nugget, but you will see examples of nature that are worth their weight in gold.