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penny–wise/ˈpɛniˌwaɪz/adjective
penny–wise
/ˈpɛniˌwaɪz/
adjective
  

penny-wise and/but pound-foolish

: careful about small amounts of money but not about large amounts— used especially to describe something that is done to save a small amount of money now but that will cost a large amount of money in the future
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