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!
See also: grow, money, on, tree
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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.
See also: does, grow, money, not, on, tree
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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