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English definition of “a pearl of great price”

a pearl of great price

UK formal
something that is very rare and is considered very important: Inexhaustible patience is a pearl of great price.Useful or advantageous
(Definition of a pearl of great price from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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