liquid gold

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liquid gold (countable and uncountable, plural liquid golds)

  1. (literally) A kind of liquid preparation used to decorate ceramic ware with gold or gold colour.
  2. (figuratively) Any liquid that is considered highly valuable, such as crude oil or breast milk:
    1. Sandalwood oil
    2. Crude oil.
    3. Water.
    4. Colostrum.
  3. (figuratively) Any liquid that is yellow in color, such as beer, olive oil or a liquid cheese.
    • 2021 December 28, Kristen Hong, Fridge Love: Organizing Your Refrigerator for a Healthier, Happier Life--With 100 Recipes, Mariner Books, →ISBN, page 188:
      NACHO CHEESE SAUCE This is my liquid gold! I can't tell you how many bowls of steamed broccoli, sautéed spinach, bean pastas, and baked potatoes I've enjoyed topped with this sauce. This creamy, velvety, savory cheese sauce is []
    1. Beer.
    2. (euphemistic) Urine. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    3. (slang) Amyl nitrite.

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