there's one born every minute

variants: or

there's a sucker born every minute

Definition of there's one born every minute

informal

  1. —used to say that there are many people in the world who are foolish and can be easily deceived

Word by Word Definitions

thereplay
  1. :  in or at that place

    :  to or into that place :  thither

    :  at that point or stage

  1. : used as a function word to introduce a sentence or clause

    : used as an indefinite substitute for a name

  1. :  that place or position

    :  that point

  1. : used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

    : used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

    :  capable of being relied on for support or aid

bornplay
  1. :  brought forth by or as if by birth

    :  native

    :  deriving or resulting from

everyplay
  1. :  being each individual or part of a group without exception

    :  being each in a series or succession

    :  being all taken severally

minuteplay
  1. :  the 60th part of an hour of time :  60 seconds

    :  the 60th part of a degree of angular measure

    :  the distance one can traverse in a minute

  1. :  to make notes or a brief summary of

  1. :  very small :  infinitesimal

    :  of small importance :  trifling

    :  marked by close attention to details


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