Aladdin's cave – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

An Aladdin’s cave is a place full of very many valuable, beautiful, interesting or unusual things.

British English.

Aladdin is a character from The Arabian Nights stories who finds himself trapped in a cave full of precious jewels.

Examples of use:

1. His shop is an Aladdin’s cave of beautiful antiques and collectibles.

2. Our local bakery is an Aladdin’s cave of deliciously sweet and sticky cakes and buns!

3. My grandparents’ house is an Aladdin’s cave of valuable paintings and books.

Can you use this expression in a sentence?

Have you read the Arabian Nights stories?

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