prosper(redirected from prospers)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
cheaters never prosper
People who use dishonest means will not find true success. Primarily heard in US. I'm not too worried about Eric getting ahead of me in the class rankings. I know he cheated on his last test, and cheaters never prosper! I would never have an affair because I know that cheaters never prosper!
Cheats never prosper.and Cheaters never prosper.
Prov. If you cheat people, they will not continue to do business with you, and so your business will fail. Customer: You charged me for ten artichokes, but you only gave me nine. Grocer: Too bad. You should have counted them before you paid for them. Customer: Cheats never prosper, you know.
prosper from something
to gain wealth from something. Carla prospered from trading on the options exchange. I hope you prosper from your new enterprise.
See also: prosper