- Proverb – If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
- Meaning – If you pay a low wage you will get poor workers. If you offer a poor salary you will not attract skilled employees. A boss that pays little money for staff will have bad workers.
- This is a British English proverb that is now recognised by most – if not all – English speakers.
- Peanuts is a slang expression for a very small amount of money.
- Is there a similar proverb in your culture?