One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a child) extremely well behaved.
- ‘But when I got downstairs, there he is, sitting as good as gold on the sofa where I last left him.’
- ‘He works his socks off, times his runs well and is as good as gold.’
- ‘Ever since I've been here he has been as good as gold to me.’
- ‘We signed him without hesitation and he's been as good as gold.’
- ‘When we got him back to the surgery he came around and was good as gold.’
- ‘And she was as good as gold during the baptism ceremony.’
- ‘In the end he came quietly and was as good as gold.’
- ‘Toddler Nightmares is proving a big success for the Lawrences as their children went to sleep as good as gold for the first time.’
- ‘When it comes to cars and driving at least, this Humvee owner is good as gold.’
- ‘I was surprised because I thought it would be a shock to him but he was as good as gold.’
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