安物は高物

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
やす
Grade: 3
もの
Grade: 3
たか
Grade: 2
もの
Grade: 3

Etymology[edit]

Literally "cheap things are expensive things".

Proverb[edit]

安物は高物 (hiragana やすものはたかもの, rōmaji yasumono wa takamono)

  1. penny wise and pound foolish; you get what you pay for

Synonyms[edit]