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from the phrase penny-wise and pound-foolish
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pound for pound
penny-wise and/but pound-foolish
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“Pound-foolish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pound-foolish. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.
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