false economy

Definition of false economy

: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

false play
  1. : not genuine

  2. : intentionally untrue

  3. : adjusted or made so as to deceive

  1. : in a false or faithless manner : treacherously

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

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

  3. : efficient and concise use of nonmaterial resources (such as effort, language, or motion)

  1. : designed to save money


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