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    Find things under the pillow - is this an idiom?

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/a/2847...s-by-2017-ama/

    I watched this news and the last paragraph:
    this is a large amount of money that a state government just can't simply find under a pillow."

    Is "under a pillow" an idiom?
    What does it mean then?


    thanks!

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    Re: Find things under the pillow - is this an idiom?

    The "Tooth Fairy" leaves money under the pillow in exchange for a child's tooth (when they are young and losing their "baby teeth.")

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    Re: Find things under the pillow - is this an idiom?

    Thanks for the reply.
    So this implies the money comes in an easy way?

    or is that just a description?


    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    The "Tooth Fairy" leaves money under the pillow in exchange for a child's tooth (when they are young and losing their "baby teeth.")

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    Re: Find things under the pillow - is this an idiom?

    Yes, basically. It means they will not come about this money by some magic or easy way.

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