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

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"money doesn't grow on trees" in British English

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money doesn't grow on trees


said to warn someone to be careful how much money they spend, because there is only a limited amount:

"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)