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false economy

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
an action that saves money at the beginning but, over a longer period of time, results in more money being wasted than being saved: Buying cheap household appliances is a false economy - they're twice as likely to break down.
Translations of “false economy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 假實惠…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假实惠…
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