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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Thrifty in small matters only.

Usage examples (35)
  • I think that's being penny-wise and pound-foolish.
  • Buffett's not the only penny-wise homeowner on the list.
  • It's a party that seems to be penny-wise and pound-foolish.
  • Describing this approach as "penny-wise and pound foolish", for more
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