"all the tea in China" meaning in English

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Noun

Audio: en-au-all the tea in China.ogg [Australia]
Etymology: Because of the large amount of tea in China, and its value. Head templates: {{en-noun|-}} all the tea in China (uncountable)
  1. (idiomatic, hyperbolic) Something very valuable or priceless. Wikipedia link: Catherine Hicks, Paramount Pictures, William Shatner Tags: excessive, idiomatic, uncountable Categories (topical): Tea
    Sense id: all_the_tea_in_China-en-noun-TNNoeK8t Categories (other): English hyperboles Synonyms: all the gold in Fort Knox, all the money in the world Related terms: price of tea in China Translations (something priceless or invaluable): voor niks ter wereld (Dutch), kaikki maailman rikkaudet (Finnish), tout l'or du monde (english: all the gold in the world) (French), pour rien au monde (French), alles in der Welt (German), alle Reichtümer dieser Erde (German), όλο το χρυσάφι του κόσμου (ólo to chrysáfi tou kósmou) (Greek), a világ minden kincséért (english: FOR all the tea…; it's not commonly used otherwise) (Hungarian), tutto l'oro del mondo (Italian), za Chiny ludowe (Polish), za Chiny (Polish), za chińskiego boga (Polish), za żadne skarby świata (Polish), za żadne skarby (Polish), za skarby świata (Polish), za nic na świecie (Polish), za żadną cenę (Polish), za żadne pieniądze (Polish), todo o ouro do mundo [masculine] (Portuguese), ни за каки́е коври́жки (ni za kakíje kovrížki) (note: only in negative) (Russian), todo el oro en el mundo (Spanish), gade d’ ôr [feminine] (Walloon)

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          "text": "KIRK: Ha, ha, ha. Okay, the truth. I am from what, on your calendar, would be the late twenty-third century. I've come back in time to bring two humpback whales with me in an attempt to repopulate the species.\nGILLIAN: Well, why didn't you just say so? I mean, why all the coy disguises?\nKIRK: You want the details?\nGILLIAN: Oh! I wouldn't miss this for all the tea in China.",
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "alle Reichtümer dieser Erde"
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "όλο το χρυσάφι του κόσμου"
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "a világ minden kincséért"
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      "code": "it",
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "tutto l'oro del mondo"
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "za Chiny ludowe"
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      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
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    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "za chińskiego boga"
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      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "za żadne skarby świata"
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      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
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      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
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    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "za nic na świecie"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "za żadną cenę"
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      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "za żadne pieniądze"
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
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      "word": "todo o ouro do mundo"
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      "note": "only in negative",
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
      "word": "ни за каки́е коври́жки"
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
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    },
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      "sense": "something priceless or invaluable",
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