pound-foolish


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unwise in dealing with large sums

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It's a great real-world example of being penny-wise and pound-foolish. Had more gun owners gotten involved and spent tens of dollars on memberships in pro-gun organizations, they'd probably not be spending hundreds and thousands now, dealing with the fallout of their apathy.
While I agree the nation faces some tough choices to get our financial house in order, Congress would be penny-wise and pound-foolish to increase the Medicare eligibility age as part of the effort to find a solution.
We've seen way too many companies that are "penny-wise and pound-foolish" when it comes to making needed investments.
"You don't want to be penny-wise and pound-foolish."
If germination is less than that, planting those leftovers would probably be penny-wise and pound-foolish. Yes, you might save a few dollars on seed this year, but your garden will most likely yield many fewer pounds to harvest than if you had planted fresh seeds.
It is easy to understand why school decisions to cut spending on cleaning and repair ("deferred maintenance") are penny-wise and pound-foolish: resulting air pollution will harm occupants and multiply the cost to repair buildings later.
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Who is going to pay for the country's reconstruction - Cameron's penny-wise, pound-foolish government?
"Cuts to community services are penny-wise and pound-foolish," he said.
It is important to not be penny-wise, pound-foolish, and look beyond the initial cost of your investment.
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." Or, in today's world, "millions-wise, billions-foolish."
<p>"Short-sighted pound-foolish"<p>Cisco continues to maintain that an Ethernet cable is exactly what it needs.
"From an end-user perspective, you're penny-wise and pound-foolish not to be using workforce management," Dawson says, calling WFO one of four major challenges contact centers face in a down economy.
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."