One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with negative Be plentiful or easily obtained.‘jobs don't grow on trees’
be plentiful, be abundant, be numerous, proliferate, superabound, thrive, flourish, be thick on the groundView synonyms
- ‘Different venues, though, do not grow on trees.’
- ‘Money doesn't grow on trees, and neither does happiness or anything else worth having.’
- ‘That party thinks that money just grows on trees and is there for the picking.’
- ‘As I'm sure each candidate can appreciate, airtime doesn't grow on trees - so, we only have a couple of minutes left.’
- ‘For four nights, every middle-class family in town forsook watching TV sitcoms to see the fireworks, and suddenly, we lived in a city where public transportation seemed to grow on trees.’
- ‘Time is getting short and gorilla suits don't grow on trees.’
- ‘I hope to sign another striker before the weekend, but gilt-edged strikers do not grow on trees and are difficult to acquire for a team in our position.’
- ‘After all, we had to work hard to be unhealthiest country in Europe - such kudos doesn't grow on trees - and so we continue to fry and batter, butter and bake.’
- ‘‘Heritage doesn't grow on trees,’ Mr Silver said.’
- ‘To think that there are rights of the latter kind, I do not have to think either that they grow on trees (or can be dug out of the ground) or that they are purely a product of the social and political consensus in which they are recognized.’
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