Meaning of “fool's gold” in the English Dictionary

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"fool's gold" in British English

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fool's goldnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌfuːlz ˈɡəʊld/ us /ˌfuːlz ˈɡoʊld/

a mineral that is found in rocks and looks like gold but is not valuable

something that you think will be very pleasant or successful but is not

(Definition of “fool's gold” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)