not made of money

not made of money

Not having a lot of money or financial resources. The phrase is often used as part of a denial to a request for one to lend money to or purchase something for someone. I know you want the new phone, but the answer is no. I'm not made of money.
See also: made, money, not, of

not made of money

Fig. [of a person] not having a lot of money; not having an unlimited supply of money. I can't afford a car like that. I'm not made of money you know. There is only so much they can pay. They're not made of money.
See also: made, money, not, of
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We are not made of money just because we are from the UK.
But Caulfield insists that the club are not made of money after coming through a period of financial strife in recent years.
We then shared a nourishing gravy and chips (yes, shared - I'm not made of money) before heading into the arcades to waste my hard-earned wages.
Coun Thomas said: "The trust needs to remember that people are not made of money and in many cases have not had a pay rise in line with inflation.
Before you say 'you could just buy one yourself', I looked into that and they run into the thousands of dirhams - I'm not made of money. Bring back the boards!
I'm not though, you can use this, an exclusive, I'm not made of money, I'm doing alright.
The four Saints fans at my table (I was going to invite the other six but I'm not made of money) were also down in the dumps and even the wig I'd brought along to cheer them up failed to raise a single smile.
Barry are not made of money but our players might have to pay the biggest price, because am determined not to stand for a repeat performance at home.
``Barry are not made of money, but the players might have to pay the biggest price, because I will not stand for a performance like that.''
He told his frantic family: "Oh, I just put it on before m not made of money, Emmerdale.