He was penny-wise and pound-foolish, so he cut out the wireless to save a miserable hundred and forty dollars a month.
Yes, my thoughts were penny-wise, which is far better than if they had been pound-foolish.
Not a little, too, of Sir George's economy was of "the penny-wise and pound-foolish" kind.
penny-wise and pound-foolish, has been the ruin of thousands.
In short, an unhygienic life, for the sake of economy, is “penny-wise and pound-foolish.”
Such spots form a sort of museum, only Nature does these things with a royal hand, and not in a penny-wise, showman fashion.
The penny-wise economy, too, of the Queen, was rapidly proving a most ruinous extravagance.
I was delighted, and spent more time watching them than 'penny-wise' people would have approved.
But it is wonderful what people, penny-wise and pound foolish, will sometimes do to save 2d.
In this, perhaps, there was something of the penny-wise policy, which sprang from one great defect in her character.