This is something my mother used to say on a daily basis, and I grew up thinking it was a common saying. Today it occurred to me that I've never heard anyone else say it, and when I googled it, no results came up.

Did my mother devise this on her own? Is this not an established saying? Was I completely fooled?


It exists as the idiom "you can't put a price on (something)"- origin unknown. It means the "something" in question is "priceless" and has to be valued. I also see that your specific reference to "sanity" is used in a few obscure places online. So it is used, but it is not a very common expression.



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