Idiom: A heart of gold
A heart of gold: A person who is kind, caring and generous.
Gold is considered to be a precious and valuable material so a heart made of gold would similarly represent positive qualities like kindness, goodness, generosity, etc.
- My mother has a heart of gold—she always babysits my kids whenever I need her help.
- Be careful when you interact with the receptionist. She's mean and crazy but the director's secretary has a heart of gold and will help you and answer any questions you have.
- Most grandmothers have a heart of gold but mine is mean, jealous and petty.
- Thank you so much for shoveling the snow off my sidewalk everyday—you've got a heart of gold!
- The president of the company may seem unfriendly but believe me, he has a heart of gold.
- Our nanny has a heart of gold! She always looks for ways to help our kids learn new things and be active.
- That teacher has a heart of gold. Her class is so well-behaved because she creates such a positive and friendly atmosphere in her class.
- Don't worry—my parents have hearts of gold and will love you just the way you are.
- My son's girlfriend has a heart of gold but I'm afraid he'll lose her if he keeps treating her so poorly.
- You'd think all priests would have to have a heart of gold but ours is cold and unfriendly.
- My son has a heart of gold and does everything he can to help us out around the house but my daughter is really selfish and unhelpful. I don't know what to do with her!
- Our director has a heart of gold—she is friendly to everyone and so considerate.
- That doctor has a heart of gold—he listens to his patients and always calls us later to make sure we are feeling better.
- Your sister has a heart of gold. She was so kind to us at our wedding and let us stay at her house all weekend.
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