a fool and his money are soon parted

a fool and his money are soon parted

1573 T. TUSSER Husbandry (rev. ed.) ix. A foole and his money be soone at debate: which after with sorow repents him too late.

1587 J. BRIDGES Defence of Government in Church of England xv. 1294 A foole and his money is soone parted.

1616 T. DRAXE Adages 166 A foole, and his money are soone parted.

1771 SMOLLETT Humphry Clinker I. 174 She tossed her nose in distain, saying, she supposed her brother had taken him into favour..: that a fool and his money were soon parted.

1981 C. BERMANT Patriarch xx. I can see now I was a fool, perhaps even a greedy fool, and a fool and his money are soon parted.

2002 Washington Times 1 Jan. D4 (Herb & Jamaal comic strip) ‘Herb, you ought to know better than to get mixed up in a get-rich scheme! It’s like the old saying: “A fool and his money are soon parted.”’ ‘Yeah, you are right! So, how much did you lose?’


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  • fool and his money are soon parted — A foolish person soon wastes his money. A proverb, * /Jimmy spends all his pennies for candy. A fool and his money are soon parted./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fool and his money are soon parted — A foolish person soon wastes his money. A proverb, * /Jimmy spends all his pennies for candy. A fool and his money are soon parted./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fool\ and\ his\ money\ are\ soon\ parted — proverb A foolish person soon wastes his money. Jimmy spends all his pennies for candy. A fool and his money are soon parted …   Словарь американских идиом

  • a fool and his money are soon parted — This idiom means that people who aren t careful with their money spend it quickly. A fool and his money are easily parted is an alternative form of the idiom …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • a fool and his money are soon parted — a fool will spend all his money quickly; easy come, easy go    After he had spent his fortune, he remembered this saying: A fool and his money are soon parted …   English idioms

  • a fool and his money are soon parted — ► a fool and his money are soon parted proverb a foolish person spends money carelessly and will soon be penniless. Main Entry: ↑fool …   English terms dictionary

  • (a) fool and his money (are soon parted) — a fool and his money (are soon parted) phrase used for saying that someone who is not sensible spends their money carelessly Thesaurus: words used to describe spending behaviourhyponym to buy somethingsynonym Main entry: fool …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) fool and his money are soon parted. — something that you say which means that stupid people spend money without thinking about it enough. Gianni relishes his extravagant lifestyle but then a fool and his money are soon parted …   New idioms dictionary

  • (a) fool and his money are soon parted — a ˌfool and his ˌmoney are soon ˈparted idiom (saying) a person who is not sensible usually spends money too quickly or carelessly, or is cheated by others Main entry: ↑foolidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • a fool and his money are soon parted —    This idiom means that people who aren t careful with their money spend it quickly. A fool and his money are easily parted is an alternative form of the idiom.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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