Colour Idioms - Gold
In this episode, The Teacher introduces you to three idiomatic phrases connected with the colour gold.
1. As good as gold.
2. A heart of gold.
3. Worth its weight in gold.
Hello, I'm a very interesting, and intelligent and rich man.
And today this gold and I will be getting together to teach you some English idioms.
I bet you've never been taught by some gold before!
And now... a metallurgy lesson.
Gold is... good.
Ah. My boss's dog, Brian.
He asked me to look after him while he went away on holiday.
My boss says Brian's as good as gold.
But I'm not so sure.
In English, if someone - usually a child, or a pet, is very well-behaved, we say they're as good as gold.
在英语中，如果某个—通常是小孩或宠物行为乖巧，我们可以说they’re as good as gold.
As good as gold.
There you are Brian, good dog...Ah!
Argh! Brian! Brian! Get down! No! Let go, Brian! Sit! Sit! Argh! Roll over! No, lay down Brian! ARGHGHGH!
Have you met my sister?
She's a lovely girl, but I don't know why... nobody seems to like her.
She's so kind and helpful...
...that's right. She's got a heart of gold.
In English, if someone is very kind and helpful, we say they've got a heart of gold.
在英语中，我们用got a heart of gold描述善良和乐于助人的人。
A heart of gold.
And next in our lesson on gold....
Gold is... heavy...and... valuable.
Um, what IS the time, by the way?
Ah, thank you.
Clocks are SO useful, aren't they? In fact, they're worth their weight in gold.
In English, if something is extremely useful, we say it's worth its weight in gold.
在英语中，如果某物很有用处，我们可以说it’s worth its weight in gold.
Worth its weight in gold.
Like my lessons. They're worth their weight in gold.
What do you mean, my lessons are very lightweight?!