penny wise and pound foolish
Adjective

penny wise and pound foolish (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Prudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.
Translations
  • Russian: эконо́мный в мелоча́х и расточи́тельный в кру́пном
  • Spanish: ahorra en el chocolate del loro, el dinero del avaro, dos veces va al mercado (proverb, dated), el dinero del pobre dos veces se gasta



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