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pound for poundAlternative spelling of pound-for-poundRate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.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.Rate it:

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800-pound gorillaSomething dangerous, menacing, or spooky that is obvious but not addressed.Rate it:

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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must Rate it:

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800-pound gorillaAn entity that dominates its environment.Rate it:

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800-pound gorillaSomething dangerous, menacing, or frightening that is obvious but not addressed.Rate it:

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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.Rate it:

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Penny – Wise and Pound – FoolishTo care about trivial things and be careless about important things, saving small amount of money and be extravagant about large sum of moneyRate it:

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pound a beatTo walk a regular route.Rate it:

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pound of fleshSomething which is owed and which will be hurtful or difficult to provide; a debt owed to someone who is merciless and demanding.Rate it:

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pound outTo perform very loudly.Rate it:

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pound outTo type on a keyboard by writing quickly; to write quickly or compose a finished piece of writing quickly.Rate it:

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pound outTo achieve using strength or endurance.Rate it:

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pound sandTo engage in a futile activity.Rate it:

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pound the pavementTo campaign diligently; to seek something, such as business, employment, or answers.Rate it:

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pound the pavementTo travel on foot; to walk or run.Rate it:

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quarter-pounderUsed other than as an idiom: see quarter, pounder: Anything weighing a quarter of a pound.Rate it:

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autant vaut bien battu que mal battuAs well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb; In for a penny, in for a pound. Rate it:

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c’est une économie de bouts de chandelleThat is penny-wise and pound-foolish; That is spoiling the ship for a ha’porth (halfpennyworth) of tar; That is a cheese-paring policy.Rate it:

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de perdidos al ríoin for a penny, in for a pound; there is nothing to loseRate it:

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il est économe de bouts de chandelleHe is penny wise and pound foolish.Rate it:

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in for a dime, in for a dollarAmericanised form of in for a penny, in for a pound.1983, Allen Drury, Decision, p. 356:In for a dime, in for a dollar, he thought crazily, and said what he had to say in a voice he forced to stay level and calm.1998, Ellen Miller, Like Being Killed, p. 47:In for a dime, in for a dollar. I whispered to Gerry, Rate it:

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in for a pennyin for a penny, in for a pound.Rate it:

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le vin est tiré, il faut le boireYou have gone too far now to draw back; In for a penny, in for a pound.Rate it:

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quarter-pounderA burger weighing approximately a quarter of a pound.Rate it:

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