You can’t take it with you

(you) can't take it with you (when you go)

proverb A warning against materialism that alludes to the fact that you can't keep your money or possessions when you die. It doesn't matter how much money you make in your lifetime—you can't take it with you when you go. Quit buying so much expensive stuff! You can't take it with you!
See also: take
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You can’t take it with you

sent. You cannot take wealth with you when you die. Enjoy it now. You can’t take it with you.
See also: take
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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