pound-foolish


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unwise in dealing with large sums

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While NAMIC shares the administration's goal of reducing the deficit after the immediate financial crisis abates, we submit that making these changes would be like the old saying, "penny-wise, pound-foolish.
The HUD press release notes that Donovan told the Senate subcommittee: "Like many federal domestic agencies, FHA has suffered under the penny-wise and pound-foolish priorities of the previous administration.
By constraining acquisition officers, we're being penny-wise and pound-foolish, because you might save a little on human capital costs, but you're losing a lot in terms of cost overruns and other problems in the procurement budget.
Dubai: Freelance butchers have surfaced once again to offer their services to residents who are penny-wise and pound-foolish and have little or no concern for the health risks that they might inflict on their families and colleagues.
Of course, by sacrificing shelf space, the networks could be guilty of penny-wise and pound-foolish behavior, inasmuch as nobody can guess where they'll find the next hit.
Our collective resistance to investing the necessary time, money, and effort to protect and improve our health gives new meaning to being penny-wise and pound-foolish.
Unfortunately, too often now firms are becoming penny-wise and pound-foolish by relying on short-term support to get the job done instead of taking the time to hire and train the right staff.
The ideological "anti-tax" crowd is utterly penny-wise and pound-foolish.
Be careful not to be pennyowise and pound-foolish, For example, some homeowners will try to save money by reusing plumbing fixtures and appliances.
Disagreements also may arise among partners who are 'penny-wise, but pound-foolish.
The use of feeding assistants is penny-wise and pound-foolish, and it's shameful that the federal government has turned back the clock 20 years and, for the first time since the Reform Law was passed in 1987, allowed poorly trained workers to provide care.
Could a person he penny-wise and pound-foolish with his or her bank?
penny-wise, pound-foolish outlook that dominates British racing.
may be penny-wise and pound-foolish, and not in the best interests" of litigants.