Definition of there's one (or a sucker) born every minute in English:

there's one (or a sucker) born every minute

phrase

informal
  • There are many gullible people.

    • ‘Couple this with P.T. Barnum's claim that there's a sucker born every minute, and a substantial boutique market for pure water appears.’
    • ‘As the man said—and he was in a position to know—there's a sucker born every minute.’
    • ‘There's a sucker born every minute, or something like that, and tonight I met a big one.’
    • ‘There really is one born every minute!’
    • ‘There's a sucker born every minute, and every one of them will fall for any worm and virus that hits their in-box.’
    • ‘Seems as if they think that there's one born every minute.’
    • ‘While browsing through my spam this weekend I came across the quintessential proof that perhaps there is a sucker born every minute.’
    • ‘However, generally accepted accounting principles, in their wisdom, also give companies the flexibility to book the revenue when such claims are filed (on the assumption, I guess, that there's a sucker born every minute.)’
    • ‘Astrology proves one thing and one thing only—there's one born every minute.’
    • ‘Sure there's a sucker born every minute, but the alarming regularity at which these ideas conceived by the company are actually sold to clients defies comprehension.’
    • ‘There is an endless market for this kind of junk, a sucker born every minute at the very least.’
    • ‘No doubt the odd ‘valued customer’ will fall for this latest spam scam; after all, there's a sucker born every minute.’
    • ‘P.T. Barnum once volunteered a $10,000 prize to anyone who could make him the butt of his own famous phrase, ‘There's a sucker born every minute.’’
    • ‘‘There's a sucker born every minute,’ said P.T. Barnum, the circus impresario.’
    • ‘Look no further than eBay, which, proving there's a sucker born every minute, is the host for auctions for ‘memorabilia’ from the Pacers-Pistons brawl.’
    • ‘What I do know is that Lynxvosmia promises Stephen true eternal life, which I guess means there really is a sucker born every minute.’
    • ‘There really is one born every minute.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, the comments show that there's one born every minute.’
    • ‘Yeah, well, there really is one born every minute and there were two of us out shopping for vacuums that night so we just ate it right up.’
    • ‘Cheval Théâtre is selling out and, indeed, the run has been extended an extra week, proving P.T. Barnum's contention that there's a sucker born every minute.’