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 Dictionary entry overview: What does penny-wise mean? 

PENNY-WISE (adjective)
  The adjective PENNY-WISE has 1 sense:

1. thrifty in small matters only

  Familiarity information: PENNY-WISE used as an adjective is very rare.

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PENNY-WISE (adjective)

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Thrifty in small matters only


thrifty (careful and diligent in the use of resources)

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