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pound–foolish

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

Definition of pound–foolish

  1. :  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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