Don't allow anybody deceive you or take advantage of you


  • This popular American expression was first used in the early 20th century when majority of people migrated from rural areas to the big cities. This idiom means that we should be cautious of city slickers who would sometimes exchange fake coins ("wooden nickels"). Later, wooden nickels became a symbol to describe any kind of fraud or deceitful deals.

While stepping into an online business, you should be careful and don’t take any wooden nickels.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Don't Take Any Wooden Nickels':

don't take any wooden nickelsDo not permit yourself be cheated or duped; do not be naive.
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non prendere nichel di legno

אל תיקח שום ניקל מעץ

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