why buy a cow when you can get milk for free


why buy a cow when you can get milk for free
   This refers to not paying for something that you can obtain for free.
   (Sometimes refers to a decision not to marry when you can have the benefits of marriage without any commitment.)
   

Rent is high so Bobby is still living with his parents.

   

He says : why buy a cow when you can get milk for free?


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