good as gold

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Adjective[edit]

(as) good as gold

  1. (of an asset) Of enduring value.
  2. (UK) (of a person) Very well-behaved.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, episode 13,
      But to be sure baby was as good as gold, a perfect little dote in his new fancy bib.