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in for a penny, in for a pound

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  • Having started something, one must see it through to its end, rather than stopping short; one must “go the whole hog”.

Etymologies

Originally with reference to the fact that if one owed a penny, one might as well owe a pound (pound sterling, UK currency) as the penalties for non-payment were virtually identical in severity. (Wiktionary)

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