In the book Journey by James A. Michener, I read this:
"Across the United States and Canada, men who had suffered sore deprivation during the great financial panic of 1893 cried: 'Gold to be had for the picking! Fortunes for everyone!'"
The online Cambridge dictionary:
be had = to be tricked
How would you say in English this "Gold to be had for the picking!" without idiom "be had"?