gold mine


: a rich source of something desired

Examples of gold mine in a Sentence

The library is a gold mine of information. the estate sale promises to be a gold mine for antique dealers
Recent Examples on the Web Marvel initially turned the silver screen into a gold mine through character development and fan investment. Ken Makin, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Nov. 2023 The announcement Thursday comes as Apple moves to comply with upcoming European regulations aimed at giving consumers the choice to use alternative app stores and provide app developers with unprecedented avenues to avoid paying fees that have become a gold mine for the tech giant. Michael Liedtke, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2024 The company’s swift rise and fall shows how quickly the once-obscure Covid-era tax break became a gold mine and how the government’s efforts to fight ERC fraud are rippling through the industry. WSJ, 10 Jan. 2024 Although excavation operations ceased a century ago, the silver and gold mines have been transformed into an open-air museum. Ingrid K. Williams, Travel + Leisure, 6 Jan. 2024 These posts were gold mines for Haugen, connecting product proposals, experimental results, and ideas in ways that would have been impossible for an outsider to recreate. Jeff Horwitz, Rolling Stone, 11 Nov. 2023 Whoever develops those sites will be sitting on a gold mine when residents and cab drivers start switching to EVs en masse. Time, 26 July 2023 Epic Games, the maker of the popular Fortnite video game, filed a lawsuit against Google three years ago, alleging that the internet powerhouse has been abusing its power to shield its Play Store from competition in order to protect a gold mine that makes billions of dollars annually. Michael Liedtke, Fortune, 12 Dec. 2023 Following his retirement from the State Department, Rocha began a second career in business, serving as the president of a gold mine in the Dominican Republic partly owned by Canada's Barrick Gold. CBS News, 3 Dec. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gold mine was in 1605

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“Gold mine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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