Definition of Don't be penny wise and pound foolish

1. Proverb. Don't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts. ¹



2. Proverb. 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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