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Meaning of “money doesn't grow on trees” in the English Dictionary

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money doesn't grow on trees

saying said to ​warn someone to be ​careful how much money they ​spend, because there is only a ​limitedamount: "Mum, I'd like a new ​bike." "I'll have to ​think about it - money doesn't ​grow on ​trees, you ​know!"
(Definition of money doesn't grow on trees from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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