Pound-foolish meaning

poundfo͝olĭsh
Unwise in dealing with large sums of money or large matters.
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Not handling large sums of money wisely.
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Being unwise in dealing with large amounts of money.
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Origin of pound-foolish

  • From the phrase penny-wise, pound-foolish

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From penny-wise and pound-foolish (“thrifty in the small and wasteful in the large")

    From Wiktionary