Money does not grow on trees

money doesn't grow on trees

Money should not be wasted because it is not something that can be replenished whenever one wants. I can't believe you would spend your entire allowance on a silly video game. Money doesn't grow on trees, you know!
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Money does not grow on trees.

Prov. It is not easy to get money. (Implies that the person you are addressing spends money too easily.) Child: Can I have ten dollars to go to the movies? Father: Ten dollars?! Money doesn't grow on trees.
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Money does not grow on trees', so goes an English saying, denoting that money is a limited resource that cannot be harvested from a backyard tree.