Did you mayhaps mean pennies?
- adj. Careful with small amounts of money or over small matters.
- penny + wise (Wiktionary)
“They called it pennywise, meaning it's probably wiser to put in the pennies, but you can bet people are gambling with hundreds of thousands, and more.”
“More important, some of the cuts were pennywise and pound-foolish, at least when it comes to protecting the environment, public health and the economy.”
“If we revert to the pennywise policies of the 1990s, we are certain to have to once again scramble to rebuild our defenses in the future.”
“In the spring of 2008, as oil prices started to soar and the public clamored for a gas tax holiday, presidential candidate Barack Obama broke with both his primary and general election opponents, rejecting the tax relief as pennywise policy that was pure political posturing.”
“In areas where the government has a significant opportunity for impact, it would be pennywise and pound foolish not to take advantage of our capacity to encourage near-term job creation.”
“Here are six money tips for pennywise book lovers.”
“The gear reduction would probably be huge! definite problems to overcome, but perhaps one of the coolest entries with the most potential for change. zach @ pennywise-poundfoolish. typepad.com”
“Designed by Matt Meshulam and Zach Dwiel, this little downloadable DIY kit uses common household [...] zach @ pennywise Says:”
“With ship-killing missiles getting ever deadlier, the EFV would seem to be a candidate for cancellation by a pennywise SecDef.”
“But we can't, so perhaps resenting Part D is pennywise and pound foolish.”
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