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a fool and his money are soon parted

proverb Foolish people make purchases without consideration; it is easy to sell something to someone foolish. As soon as Greg won the big lottery jackpot, he turned around and spent it all at the casino. A fool and his money are soon parted.
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fool and his money are soon parted

Prov. Foolish people spend money, without thinking. (Perceived as a rebuke if you say it about the person you are addressing.) Go ahead and buy a diamond collar for your dog if you really want to. A fool and his money are soon parted. Bill sends a check to every organization that asks him for money. A fool and his money are soon parted.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

fool and his money are soon parted, a

A silly or stupid person readily wastes money. For example, Albert is known for giving waiters enormous tips-a fool and his money are soon parted. This proverbial expression has been cited again and again since the mid-1500s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

a fool and his money are soon parted

People say a fool and his money are soon parted to point out that it is easy to persuade someone who is not sensible to spend their money on worthless things. That old saying that a fool and his money are soon parted applies to City financiers too, for example the 15 who entrusted City trader Hugh Lowe with their retirement cash of £20 million. Note: This expression is very variable. I have learnt from years of experience that you can never prevent a fool from parting with his money; you can only delay the process.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

a fool and his money are soon parted

a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless. proverb
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a ˌfool and his ˌmoney are soon ˈparted

(saying) a foolish person usually spends money too quickly or carelessly, or is cheated by others
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