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  Tips for Writers by Brad Hyde (April 5, 2009)

Worth its Weight in Gold

English contains some interesting expressions related to gold.

For example, when a child is especially good, we use the expression, "as good as gold."  Depending on one's culture, this could be applied to a quiet child or, perhaps, a boy or girl who has done well in school.

A very good person, one who always cares for and is concerned for others, is considered to have "a heart of gold."

Finally, to be "worth its weight in gold" is the easiest to understand of all. This week, gold traded above 900 US dollars an ounce!

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