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false economy

noun [S]
 
 
something that you do in order to save money but which costs you more money later: Not fully insuring your possessions is a false economy, as any claim you make may be refused.
Translations of “false economy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 假實惠…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假实惠…
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