Money doesn’t grow on trees

Definition

Money doesn’t grow on trees is an idiom that is used to remind people that money is a valuable and limited resource.

Examples

You’ll have to save money if you want to go on vacation – money doesn’t grow on trees!

People need to realize that money doesn’t grow on trees and must be handled carefully.

Origin

The origin of the phrase is unknown, but it has been used in English since the late 1700s.