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Easy come, easy go something which is acquired without effort will be lost without regret; proverbial saying, mid 17th century. Early 15th-century French has ‘soon acquired, soon spent.’ (Compare light come, light go and quickly come, quickly go.)

easy does it often used as a warning against impetuous behaviour; saying recorded from the mid 19th century.

See also easy meat, it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog, it is easy to be wise after the event.


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