What does easy come, easy go mean?


Idiom Meaning:

something that is achieved easily is also lost easily


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Other People’s Money (1991)

Time of Scene: n/a

Lawrence Garfield: We make passionate love the rest of the night. Whoever comes first, loses.

Kate Sullivan: I think you’re serious. How do you propose we write this up?

Lawrence Garfield: Carefully. Under the heading of, “Easy Come, Easy Go.”


A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Time of Scene: n/a

Casino Manager: Before you go, gentlemen, there’s a little matter of the bill.

Norm: I’ll take care of that. Hundred eighty pounds?

Casino Manager: I beg your pardon. Guineas.

Casino Croupier: Your winnings, my Lord. One hundred and ninety pounds.

Grandfather: Where are me change?

Casino Manager: Cloakroom charge.

Ringo: Oh, well. Easy come, easy go.

Ringo: Well?


4 for Texas (1963)

Time of Scene: n/a

Zack Thomas: You’re mighty agreeable for a man who’s about to lose $100,000.

Joe Jarrett: Well. Easy come, easy go.



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