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pound-foolish

pound–foolish

adjective pound–fool·ish \ˈpan(d)-ˈfü-lish\

Definition of POUND-FOOLISH

:  imprudent in dealing with large sums or large matters

Origin of POUND-FOOLISH

from the phrase penny-wise and pound-foolish
First Known Use: 1598

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