Penny-wise meaning

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Careful in dealing with small sums of money or small matters.
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Careful or thrifty in regard to small matters.
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Careful with small amounts of money or over small matters.
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Thrifty in regards to small amounts of money.
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penny-wise and pound-foolish
  • Careful or thrifty in small matters but careless or wasteful in major ones.
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Origin of penny-wise