pennywise

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

penny +‎ wise

Adjective[edit]

pennywise (not comparable)

  1. Careful with small amounts of money or over small matters.
    • 2007 February 21, Milt Freudenheim, “Some Employers Are Offering Free Drugs”, New York Times:
      Now some employers are reversing course, convinced that their pennywise approach does not always reduce long-term costs.