Worth its weight in gold 非常有價值

更新時間 2013年 4月 16日, 星期二 - 格林尼治標準時間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."

印度現為全球最大的黃金消費國,因為人們視購買黃金為一種投資。有「金人」綽號的 Datta Phuge 花了25萬美金為自己定做了一件純金襯衫。他說:「每個人都有不同的追求。有些精英們想擁有一輛奧迪或奔馳車,所以他們選擇買豪華的大車。而我則選擇了金子」。


我們用短語 worth its weight in gold 來形容一個非常有價值的或有用的東西。


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' 這個諺語的意思是閃光的未必都是金子。

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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