pound-foolish

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

Definition of pound-foolish 

: imprudent in dealing with large sums or large matters

First Known Use of pound-foolish

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pound-foolish

from the phrase penny-wise and pound-foolish

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penny-wise and/but pound-foolish

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