easy come, easy go


easy come, easy go
easy come, easy go
Cliché said to explain the loss of something that required only a small amount of effort to acquire in the first place. •

Ann found twenty dollars in the morning and spent it foolishly at noon. “Easy come, easy go,” she said.

John spends his money as fast as he can earn it. With John it's easy come, easy go.

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{truncated sent.}, {informal} Something you get quickly and easily may be lost or spent just as easily. * /Grandfather thought Billy should have to work for the money Father gave him, saying "Easy come, easy go."/

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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