Don’t hesitate to take advantage of a fool.
Note: This saying served as the title for one of the films of the comedian W. C. Fields.
Don’t allow a person who’s easily duped a fair chance, as in He’s always trying to give out expired coupons for his store, firmly believing in never giving a sucker an even break. Probably a direct quotation, it has been attributed to showman P. T. Barnum (responsible for the oft-quoted “There’s a sucker born every minute”); and comedian W. C. Fields (who popularized it in one of his films); and theater manager Edward Francis Albee, the most probable of the three. [ ; early 1900s ]
- Never hear the end of
Be incessantly reminded of, as in If you do not send a wedding present to them you will never hear the end of it from your mother.
[nev-er-land] /ˈnɛv ərˌlænd/ noun 1. .
[nev-er-mahynd, nev-er-mahynd] /ˌnɛv ərˈmaɪnd, ˈnɛv ərˌmaɪnd/ noun, Older Use. 1. attention; heed; notice (usually used in negative constructions): Pay him no nevermind. 2. business; affair; responsibility (usually used in negative constructions): It’s no nevermind of yours. n. also never-mind “difference, matter for attention,” 1935, American English, from verbal expression never mind “forget it,” originally never […]
[mahynd] /maɪnd/ noun 1. (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. 2. Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities. 3. intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and […]