Gold rush

Idiom

Gold Rush

Definition

An idiom that refers to a period of time in which people are eager to acquire wealth quickly, typically through a sudden influx of gold or another valuable resource.

Examples

Everyone is trying to be part of the gold rush

The gold rush caused a lot of people to move west

Origin

This idiom originated in the 1840s when a large amount of gold was found in California and people rushed to the area in search of wealth.

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