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English definition of “the streets are paved with gold”

the streets are paved with gold

literary
said about a place where it is easy to get rich, or where people imagine that it is: Many asylum seekers appear to be economic migrants, convinced that the streets of Europe are paved with gold.Pleasant and make-believe places
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