pot of gold = crock of gold
a large but distant or illusory reward
This expression alludes to the traditional story that a pot of gold is to be found by anyone who succeeds in reaching the end of a rainbow.
RELATED IDIOMS :
something deceptively attractive and promising in appearance
Fool's gold is the name popularly given to any yellow metal, such as pyrite or chalcopyrite that may be mistaken for gold.
2003 - Nation - Many good people have been euchred into falling for the current fool's gold - politicians and lobbyists calling for universal healthcare.
(of a recording) achieve sales meriting a gold disc
worth your weight in gold
be extremely useful or helpful
crock of gold :
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