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Penny-wise and Pound Foolish (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Penny-wise and Pound Foolish

Saving in small matters, and extravagant in great.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Penance Board * Pennyworth

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