pot of gold

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pot of gold

: something impossible to get or achieve
  • She's chasing after a pot of gold (at the end of the rainbow).

Word by Word Definitions

pot play
  1. : a usually rounded metal or earthen container used chiefly for domestic purposes (as in cooking or for holding liquids or growing plants)

  2. : potful

  3. : an enclosed framework of wire, wood, or wicker for catching fish or lobsters

  1. : to place in a pot

  2. : to pack or preserve (something, such as cooked and chopped meat) in a sealed pot, jar, or can often with aspic

  3. : to shoot with a potshot

  1. : marijuana

gold play
  1. : a yellow malleable ductile metallic element that occurs chiefly free or in a few minerals and is used especially in coins, jewelry, and dentures — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : gold coins

  3. : a gold piece

  1. : qualifying for a gold record


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