worth its weight in gold

Meaning: If something is worth its weight in gold, it's extremely valuable or extremely useful.

For example:

  • Your grandmother's stories are worth their weight in gold, so you should try to record them or write them down.

  • A personal recommendation from someone like Professor Clark is worth its weight in gold. You'll be able to get a job anywhere you like with that.

Quick Quiz:

James says the one thing in life that's worth its weight in gold is

a. a good education

b. a gold necklace

c. a life sentence

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Contributor: Matt Errey