fools gold = fool's gold

fool's gold = fools gold

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.


go gold

(of a recording) achieve sales meriting a gold disc

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.

worth your weight in gold

be extremely useful or helpful

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