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Unwise in dealing with large sums of money or large matters.

[From the phrase penny-wise, pound-foolish.]
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Adj.1.pound-foolish - unwise in dealing with large sums
wasteful - tending to squander and waste
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Don't be penny-wise, pound-foolish, either, because a cheap or botched repair might work for a time but will come back with a vengeance and much more expense later on.
In fact, when it comes to frightening people, Pennywise wouldn't get a look in with pound-foolish Michael Noonan.
Trump must refrain from his penny-wise and pound-foolish approach.
But, we need to overcome our penny-wise and pound-foolish behavior and figure out a way to provide a steady flow of dollars to fix our roads and bridges.
In addition to unfairly penalizing Tricare beneficiaries who prefer to use local pharmacies, NACDS believes that although this proposal may seem pennywise, it is ultimately pound-foolish, "NACDS stated.
This penny-wise, pound-foolish approach needs to be remedied before the council can take the moral high ground on rubbish fines.
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.
If germination is less than that, planting those leftovers would probably be penny-wise and pound-foolish.
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.
For instance, it seems penny-wise and pound-foolish to have to import the best fixed-wing firefighting aircraft from both eastern and western Canada.
It is important to not be penny-wise, pound-foolish, and look beyond the initial cost of your investment.