the streets are paved with gold

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the streets are paved with gold

  1. (idiomatic) Used to describe a place where it is easy to become wealthy or live well.
    • 1995, Janet McClure, Prelude to Ascension: Tools for Transformation, →ISBN:
      Do you think it will be a place where the streets are paved with gold, similar to the Heaven of the Bible?
    • 2011, Stephen Pimpare, A People s History of Poverty in America, →ISBN, page 193:
      It is in many ways our oldest and most enduring national myth, one that has taken many forms: the streets are paved with gold.
    • 2014, Patrick J. Fornari, Commoner Sense: The Working Person’s Guide to America, →ISBN, page 69:
      In and around the government lobbyist areas the streets are paved with gold!

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