can't take it with you

(You) can't take it with you.

Prov. Cliché Since you cannot take your wealth with you when you die, you ought to enjoy it while you're alive. Go ahead, splurge a little while you've got it. You can't take it with you. Henry: Sure, I spent a fortune on this car. Can't take it with you, you know. Rachel: And this way, you can share it with your friends.
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