fool and his money are soon parted, a

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, 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.
See also: and, fool, money, soon
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