from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unwise in dealing with large sums of money or large matters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Being unwise in dealing with large amounts of money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Neglecting the care of large sums or concerns in attending to little ones: used only in the phrase penny-wise and pound-foolish. See penny-wise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. unwise in dealing with large sums
From the phrase penny-wise, pound-foolish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From penny-wise and pound-foolish ("thrifty in the small and wasteful in the large") (Wiktionary)