penny wise and pound foolish

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Englisch - Türkisch
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Englisch - Englisch
prudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts
intelligent in trivial matters but foolish in important ones
don't be penny wise and pound foolish
Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere
don't be penny wise and pound foolish
Don't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts
penny-wise and pound-foolish
Thrifty about petty matters and wasteful about important matters
penny wise and pound foolish

    Silbentrennung

    pen·ny wise and Pound fool·ish

    Türkische aussprache

    peni wayz ınd paund fulîş

    Aussprache

    /ˈpenē ˈwīz ənd ˈpound ˈfo͞oləsʜ/ /ˈpɛniː ˈwaɪz ənd ˈpaʊnd ˈfuːlɪʃ/

    Etymologie

    () From the British currency (one penny being 1/100th of a pound or, prior to decimalisation, 1/240th of a pound)

    Wort des Tages

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