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a moneyless man goes fast through the market


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Proverbial saying, early 18th century, meaning that someone without resources is unable to pause to buy anything (or, in a modern variant, rushes to wherever what they lack may be found). A similar idea is found in the late 14th-century French saying, ‘he who has no money can only go to [that is, cannot buy anything at) the market].’


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