Link to this page adjective: mindful in dealing with little amounts of cash or small things. Thrifty in regards to lower amounts of money. Thrifty in tiny things just. Pre-owned mainly in the expression penny-wise and pound foolish. thrifty in little matters just View More others: Saving small sums at the hazard of larger; niggardly in unimportant matters: generally speaking used in the expression penny-wise and pound-foolish, careful in tiny economies and wasteful in large affairs. Related Sources Definition for "penny-wise" mindful in dealing with little amounts of cash… View More Sentence for "penny-wise" The term penny-wise is hyphenated because… View More Cross Reference for "penny-wise" take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves View More Equivalent for "penny-wise" Same Context for "penny-wise"