If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

something that you say which means that only stupid people will work for you if you do not pay very much 'This company is full of incompetents!' 'Well, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.'
See also: get, if, monkey, pay
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To quote the old adage, if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
It's generally true that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
IT might be true that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys But no parents want a chimp looking after their kids.
But before we get too hot under the collar, perhaps we should remember that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
There is an old saying that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
The argument is that if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
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