Meaning of “the streets are paved with gold” in the English Dictionary

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"the streets are paved with gold" in British English

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the streets are paved with gold

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said about a place where it is easy to get rich, or where people imagine that it is:

Immigrant families soon discovered that the streets of New York were not paved with gold.

(Definition of “the streets are paved with gold” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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