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Difference between Good as a play and Good as gold

good as a playsaid of smth. very entertaining or intensely amusing:

  • Are they not as good as a play, trying their hand at legislation?

good as gold

1. (of a child) well behaved; not giving trouble:

  • As soon as a few were bumped off by way of example, all the others became as good as gold.

2. (of a pledge, etc.) faithful; reliable:

  • When one of our representatives makes a commitment, you can rest assured that his promise is as good as gold.

3. quite perfect in quality:

  • The chip, which can be implanted in products, is good as gold. They use it to track the flow of goods from supplier to store shelf.