penny-wise definition

  • 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
  • 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.

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