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English definition of “like gold dust”

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like gold dust

mainly UK
said about something that is very difficult to get because a lot of people want it: Tickets for the concert are like gold dust.
Translations of “like gold dust”
in Chinese (Traditional) 難以得到, 不可多得…
in Chinese (Simplified) 难以得到, 不可多得…
(Definition of like gold dust from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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