pound-foolish


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unwise in dealing with large sums

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The ideological "anti-tax" crowd is utterly penny-wise and 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.
penny-wise, pound-foolish outlook that dominates British racing.
may be penny-wise and pound-foolish, and not in the best interests" of litigants.
SAS widow Anna Homsi has shown up the penny-pinching, pound-foolish New Labour defence ministers.
As the old saying goes, Davis has been "penny-wise and pound-foolish.
The fact remains though that our civic leaders have behaved in a penny-wise and pound-foolish way.
Unfortunately, Boro are penny-wise and pound-foolish.
To date, the price/performance of enterprise class storage products has been carefully shrouded, leaving consumers, in many cases, penny-wise and pound-foolish.
For many people, though, avoidance can be a penny-wise pound-foolish approach.
To do otherwise would be about as penny-wise and pound-foolish as you can get.
Some suppliers bristle et too much emphasis on installation costs--a mindset that Motan's Thiele calls penny-wise and pound-foolish.
It would be penny-wise and pound-foolish to allow this vital piece of our national transportation infrastructure to wither away or be dismantled piece by piece.
Cost containment strategies are putting lives at risk in a penny-wise, pound-foolish policy that denies funding for medicine today and then incurs costly medical treatment down the road.
These cuts are a classic example of the state being "penny-wise and pound-foolish.