time is money

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Time is money definition


If we don't use our working time to earn money, we are in effect losing money.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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time is money

One's time is a valuable commodity, as in I can't stay home and wait any longer; time is money, you know. This proverbial term goes back to one first recorded in 1572, time is precious, in a discourse on usury.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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