Pound-foolish Definition

poundfo͝olĭsh
adjective
Not handling large sums of money wisely.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Pound-foolish

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From the phrase penny-wise, pound-foolish

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

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