paved with gold Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “paved with gold” in the English Dictionary

"paved with gold" in British English

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paved with gold

used about a ​city to ​mean that it is ​easy to make ​money there: Unemployed ​youngsters still come to London ​thinking that the ​streets arepaved with ​gold.
(Definition of paved with gold from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paved with gold”
in Chinese (Simplified) (某个城市)遍地是黄金,极容易发财…
in Chinese (Traditional) (某個城市)遍地是黃金,極容易發財…
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