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easy come, easy go

This page is about the idiom easy come, easy go



You can say "easy come, easy go" to express the idea that if something comes to someone easily, such as money they get without working hard for it, they can lose it just as easily and it won't matter to them much.

For example

  • Harry's very easy-going, especially when it comes to money. It's easy come, easy go, as far as he's concerned.

  • The share market's been falling recently, and I've lost a fair bit of money, but it's easy come, easy go, really, because it's just money I've earned from shares in the past.

Quick Quiz

Pete lost a hundred dollars on a bet, and then said "Oh, well. Easy come, easy go." He wanted us to think that

a. he was very upset about it

b. he didn't care about it

c. he could easily win it back again

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Contributor: Matt Errey