not grow on trees

not grow on trees

Fig. not to be abundant; not to be expendable. (Usually said about money.) I can't afford that. Money doesn't grow on trees, you know. Don't waste the glue. That stuff doesn't grow on trees, you know.
See also: grow, not, on, tree

not grow on trees

in. not to be abundant; not to be wasted. (Usually said about money.) Don’t waste the glue. That stuff doesn’t grow on trees, you know.
See also: grow, not, on, tree