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fool's goldnoun [U]

uk   /ˌfuːlzˈɡəʊld/  us   /-ˈɡoʊld/
a ​mineral that is ​found in ​rocks and ​looks like ​gold but is not ​worth anything 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)
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