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English definition of “be worth your/its weight in gold”

be worth your/its weight in gold

to be very useful or helpful : This recipe book is worth its weight in gold - it tells you everything you need to know about cookery . Boys who can sing like that are worth their weight in gold to the choir .Useful or advantageous Grammar:Worth or worthwhile?Worth and worthwhile are adjectives.
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