安物買いの銭失い

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
やす
Grade: 3
もの
Grade: 3
か > がい
Grade: 2
ぜに
Grade: 5
うしな
Grade: 4

Etymology[edit]

Literally "disappearance of money [as a result] of buying of cheap things".

Proverb[edit]

安物買いの銭失い (hiragana やすものがいのぜにうしない, rōmaji yasumono-gai no zeni-ushinai)

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

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