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Be extremely useful or helpful:‘someone who can understand and collate medical notes is worth their weight in gold’
- ‘When special agents are brought in, they are treated as if they were worth their weight in gold.’
- ‘A real quality goalkicker can be worth his weight in gold.’
- ‘This is where a good copywriter will be worth their weight in gold.’
- ‘Psychiatrists and psychologists can be worth their weight in gold.’
- ‘‘If the new group were there from the start they would be worth their weight in gold,’ she said.’
- ‘Stuart has been worth his weight in gold both on and off the field.’
- ‘They will know the routes, and a good one is worth his weight in gold, in event of sickness and other contingencies.’
- ‘All the cast were worth their weight in gold.’
- ‘As I mentioned previously, great care needs to be taken when moving in to areas where you have no local knowledge and this is where a reliable local property consultant is worth their weight in gold.’
- ‘He said the helicopters were worth their weight in gold.’
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