take it with (one) (when one goes)

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take it with (one) (when one goes)

To bring one's wealth and possessions with one to the afterlife. Typically used in negative constructions to indicate that such a thing is impossible. It doesn't matter how much money you make in your lifetime—you can't take it with you when you go. I've never understood why he was such a skinflint his whole life. It's not like he was going to take it with him, so why
See also: one, take

take it with one

Fig. to take possessions with you when you die. (Usually negative.) Spend a little on yourself. You can't take it with you, you know. He knew he couldn't take it with him, so he spent it all.
See also: one, take