Definition of gold dust in English:

gold dust

Syllabification: gold dust

noun

  • 1Fine particles of gold.
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    • He did offer patients who suffered from heart attacks an expensive cure that involved gold dust in a powder made from pearls, but he advised his colleagues to try to avoid hopeless cases as a matter of principle.
    • Her maids had curled her hair and powdered it with gold dust, and were finishing an application of painted patches to her face.
    • To portray the area she comes from, the dress will be black with gold overlay to mimic our history of miners searching for gold dust in black sand.
  • 2 another term for basket-of-gold.
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    • Also avoid the Hungarian Grand Prix when available rooms are like gold dust and you'll need a bar of the stuff if you're lucky enough to find one.
    • Our volunteers are like gold dust to Cancer Care we can't manage without them.
    • Land's like gold dust in Eastbourne and there's plenty they could do with it in Swanley.

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