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gold mine

noun
1.
a mine yielding gold.
2.
a source of great wealth or profit, or any desirable thing.
3.
a copious source or reserve of something required:
a gold mine of information about antiques.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for gold mine

gold mine

noun
1.
a place where gold ore is mined
2.
a source of great wealth, profit, etc
Derived Forms
gold-miner, noun
gold-mining, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with gold mine

gold mine

A rich, plentiful source of wealth or some other desirable thing, as in That business proved to be a gold mine, or She's a gold mine of information about the industry. [ First half of 1800s ]
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