money doesn't 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 doesn’t grow on ˈtrees

(saying) used to say that you should be careful about how much money you spend because the amount you have is limited: I can’t give you any more pocket money, Alice. Money doesn’t grow on trees, you know.
See also: grow, money, on, tree
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JUNE GIBBS: My seven-year-old son is looking through the Argos, saying "I want this and this and this." So I said: "Money doesn't grow on trees, don't you know?" My son said: "Yes it does." So I said: "How does money grow on trees?" He replied: "Well what is money made out off?" "Paper ." "Where does paper come from?" I say: "Trees".
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