I'm not made of money

I'm not made of money

I don't have a lot of money. A set phrase said as a denial to a request for one to lend money to or purchase something for someone. I know you want the new phone, but the answer is no. I'm not made of money.
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not be made of money

COMMON People say they are not made of money to mean that there is a limit to how much money they are able to spend. This camera's second hand. I'm not made of money, you know.
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"I'm not made of money myself - I bought the extortionately priced tickets initially because I live a stones throw from the park, and our whole weekend will be affected by this event.
Going to the front of the house and boiling to death and having another 25-minute conversation with myself about turning the heating off because it's summer and I'm not made of money.
Believe me, I'm not made of money either and always look for the best deal I can get.
"I've told my people that I'm not made of money and to book Travelodges.
I'm not though, you can use this, an exclusive, I'm not made of money, I'm doing alright.
The four Saints fans at my table (I was going to invite the other six but I'm not made of money) were also down in the dumps and even the wig I'd brought along to cheer them up failed to raise a single smile.
I'm not made of money and I have a large family, which is why I saved with Park.
While Mum, in the kitchen, could signal back her own familiar retorts: "Dinner's ready", "Get off the phone", "I'm not made of money" and "I hate you too".