worth its weight in gold

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Because gold is expensive per gram.

Adjective[edit]

worth its weight in gold

  1. (idiomatic) Very valuable.
    I find my dog is worth its weight in gold on those long snowy weekends when I can't get out.

Usage notes[edit]

  • When applied to a person, the pronoun its is substituted for a personal pronoun, such as his or her.

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