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you can't take it with you

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We all must leave worldly wealth behind when we die.

Note: This proverb was used as the title of a comedy by the twentieth-century American playwrights Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. You Can't Take It with You concerns an unconventional family fiercely opposed to materialistic values.
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Slang definitions & phrases for you can't take it with you

you can't get there from here

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  1. The place referred to is very remote and the route hard to describe (1930s+)
  2. The problem described is insoluble

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with you can't take it with you

you can't take it with you

Enjoy material things while you're alive, as in Go ahead and buy the fancier car; you can't take it with you. This phrase gained currency as the title of a very popular play (1936) by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and of the 1938 film based on it. [ First half of 1800s ]
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