pound-foolish

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Etymology[edit]

From penny-wise and pound-foolish (thrifty in the small and wasteful in the large)

Adjective[edit]

pound foolish (comparative more pound-foolish, superlative most pound-foolish)

  1. Being unwise in dealing with large amounts of money.
    • 1976, MI Roemer, “Response to MK Chen”, Medical Care:
      Accordingly, by Dr. Chen's method of calculation, the copayment experience would have to be deemed even more pound-foolish than we found it to be.

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