Today’s English word of the day is the idiom: money doesn’t grow on trees. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’, hear the pronunciation, and read two examples of the vocabulary in use. With each English word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.
money doesn’t grow on trees: (informal) used to tell someone not to spend money carelessly because you do not have a lot of it
American English Pronunciation: /ˈmʌni ˈdʌznt ɡroʊ ɑːn triːz/
😩: Come on, mom. I’m going to be the only kid at school without a leather jacket.
😏: You can get a leather jacket when you get a job. Money doesn’t grow on trees, kiddo.
🤨: Please don’t order any wine with dinner this time, Tania. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
🙄: Give me a break. We’ve got plenty of money. You’re just being cheap.
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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