in for a penny, in for a pound

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Definition of in for a penny, in for a pound

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used to say that a person should finish what he or she has started to do even though it may be difficult or expensive "If you want to quit, I'll understand." "No, I'm sure we can do this. In for a penny, in for a pound."

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“In for a penny, in for a pound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20for%20a%20penny%2C%20in%20for%20a%20pound. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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