Lend your money and lose your friend

Lend your money and lose your friend.

Lending money to a friend brings with it a host of issues that can end up threatening that friendship. A: "John still owes me $200, and he keeps getting angry with me when I bring it up. Now I don't even what to hang out with him anymore, whether he pays me back or not!" B: "I warned you, lend your money and lose your friend. You should have listened."
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Lend your money and lose your friend.

Prov. You should not lend money to your friends; if you do, either you will have to bother your friend to repay the loan, which will make your friend resent you, or your friend will not repay the loan, which will make you resent your friend. Bill: Joe needs a hundred dollars to pay his landlord. I'm thinking about lending it to him. Alan: Lend your money and lose your friend.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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