Definition of false economy
- Using cheap materials proved to be a false economy.
: not genuine
: intentionally untrue
: adjusted or made so as to deceive
: in a false or faithless manner : treacherously
: the management of household or private affairs and especially expenses
: thrifty and efficient use of material resources : frugality in expenditures
: efficient and concise use of nonmaterial resources (such as effort, language, or motion)
: designed to save money
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