grow on trees


: to exist in large amounts : to be easy to get
Good jobs don't grow on trees.
He acts as if money grows on trees.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If Donald Trump during his presidency had figured out a way to make dollars grow on trees in backyards, Joe Biden would have issued an executive order to cut down the trees., 10 May 2023 Some of the most planet-friendly foods grow on trees, such as fruits and nuts. Anna Luisa Rodriguez, Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2023 An apple looks like an apple and Oreos don’t grow on trees. WSJ, 8 Nov. 2021 Four-year starting quarterback don’t grow on trees, but Hoban has one in Hamm, whose accuracy and arm strength is complemented by his ability to take off and run. Matt Goul, cleveland, 5 Oct. 2020 Money may not grow on trees, but apparently gold can. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 22 Oct. 2013 Unlike apples, however, oranges don’t exactly grow on trees in the Midwest. Jennifer Rude Klett, Journal Sentinel, 8 Feb. 2023 In the wild, oyster mushrooms grow on trees, but they are commonly cultivated and popular in a variety of cuisines. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, 31 Jan. 2023 Algae, usually considered an aquatic plant, can also grow on trees, walkways, roofs, fences and houses, thriving in moist or shady areas. Jessica Damiano, Chicago Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023 See More

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“Grow on trees.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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