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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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.
PROLIFIC strikers such as Kris Boyd of Rangers are often said to be worth their weight in gold, writes James Milton.
People who can score goals out of nothing, like Aaron did to us, are worth their weight in gold," said the England Under-21 coach .
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.