penny wise and pound foolish love

penny wise and pound foolish

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  • adj. prudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.

Etymologies

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From the British currency (one penny being 1/100th of a pound or, prior to decimalisation, 1/240th of a pound)

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