Worth its weight in gold 非常有价值

更新时间 2013年 4月 16日, 星期二 - 格林尼治标准时间13:12
Indian man Datta Phuge in his gold shirt

Datta Phuge's shirt contains more than 3kg of gold. Photo: BBC.


Indians are the world's largest consumers of gold, where it is often seen as an investment. Nicknamed "the gold man", Datta Phuge spent $250,000 on a shirt made of the precious metal. He said: "People have different aspirations. Some elite people want to own an Audi or Mercedes, and have big cars. I chose gold."

印度现为全球最大的黄金消费国,因为人们视购买黄金为一种投资。有“金人”绰号的 Datta Phuge 花了25万美金为自己定做了一件纯金衬衫。他说:“每个人都有不同的追求。有些精英们想拥有一辆奥迪或奔驰车,所以他们选择买豪华的大车。而我则选择了金子”。


我们用短语 worth its weight in gold 来形容一个非常有价值的或有用的东西。


Mark's travel advice about visiting Venice really was worth its weight in gold. He recommended some fabulous restaurants and a brilliant cheap hotel.

Jill, you're a star. Thanks for all your help. You're worth your weight in gold!


'All that glitters is not gold' 这个谚语的意思是闪光的未必都是金子。

Listen, Frankie. All that glitters is not gold. I know you think a job in fashion will be glamorous and fun, full of exciting parties and photo shoots; but there will also be a lot of competition and you will have to work really hard to succeed.


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