finders keepers, losers weepers

Finders keepers, losers weepers
Whoever finds something can keep it.  This is often shortened to 'finders keepers'.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • finders keepers losers weepers — finders keepers (losers weepers) used especially in children s speech to say that you can keep what you have found and do not need to give it back to the person who has lost it • • • Main Entry: ↑finder finders keepers (losers weepers) see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • finders\ keepers,\ losers\ weepers — • finders keepers • finders keepers, losers weepers informal those who find lost things can keep them. Used usually by children to claim the right to keep something they have found. I don t have to give it back; it s finders keepers. Finders… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Finders keepers losers weepers. — Finders keepers (losers weepers). something that you say when you find something that belongs to someone else and decide you are going to keep it. Finders keepers, he said, putting the money away in his pocket …   New idioms dictionary

  • finders keepers (losers weepers) — informal whoever finds something is entitled to keep it. → find one s way …   English new terms dictionary

  • finders keepers losers weepers — ► finders keepers (losers weepers) informal whoever finds something is entitled to keep it. Main Entry: ↑finder …   English terms dictionary

  • finders keepers (losers weepers) — informal phrase used for saying that if you have found something accidentally, you are allowed to keep it Thesaurus: relating to searching and findinghyponym to search for something or someonesynonym Main entry: finder …   Useful english dictionary

  • finders keepers (losers weepers) — A colloquial variant of the succeeding proverb (findings keepings). 1825 J. T. BROCKETT Glossary of North Country Words 89 No halfers findee keepee, lossee seekee. 1856 C. READE Never too Late III. xiii. We have a proverb ‘Losers seekers finders… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • finders keepers — (informal) Those who find something are entitled to keep it • • • Main Entry: ↑find * * * finders keepers (losers weepers) informal used, often humorously, to assert that whoever finds something by chance is entitled to keep it * * * finders… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Finders Keepers — may refer to:Finders keepers, an adage that asserts that someone who has found an object can keep it. Often stated as a full rhyme: Finders keepers, losers weepers .In literature: * Finders Keepers? , a 2003 children s book by Robert Arnett *… …   Wikipedia

  • finders\ keepers — • finders keepers • finders keepers, losers weepers informal those who find lost things can keep them. Used usually by children to claim the right to keep something they have found. I don t have to give it back; it s finders keepers. Finders… …   Словарь американских идиом

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