Aladdin's Lamp

The source of wealth and good fortune. After Aladdin came to his wealth and was married, he suffered his lamp to hang up and get rusty.

“It was impossible that a family, holding a document which gave them access to the most powerful noblemen in Scotland, should have suffered it to remain unemployed, like Aladdin's rusty lamp.”

Senior.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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