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Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

Today’s idiom is one of the great lessons of life: money doesn’t grow on trees. It means that money isn’t just given to you. It needs to be earned and is, therefore, in limited supply. Here is an example of how this proverb is used:

Paulo’s Father warned him not to spend money on silly things. After all, money doesn’t grow on trees.

There is, however, a Japanese proverb that states that, contrary to everything your parents ever told you, money can, in fact, grow on trees. Here it is:

Money grows on the tree of persistence.

Persistence means
never giving up. In other words, if you keep trying and don’t give up, money will come your way.


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