false economy

Definition of false economy

  1. :  something that costs less at first but results in more money being spent later Using cheap materials proved to be a false economy.

Word by Word Definitions

falseplay
  1. :  not genuine

    :  intentionally untrue

    :  adjusted or made so as to deceive

  1. :  in a false or faithless manner :  treacherously

economyplay
  1. :  the management of household or private affairs and especially expenses

    :  thrifty and efficient use of material resources :  frugality in expenditures

    :  an instance or a means of economizing :  saving

  1. :  designed to save money


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