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Meaning of “in for a penny (in for a pound)” in the English Dictionary

"in for a penny (in for a pound)" in British English

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in for a penny (in for a pound)

mainly UK saying something you say that ​means that since you have ​started something or are ​involved in it, you should ​complete the ​workalthough it has ​become more ​difficult or ​complicated than you had ​expected
(Definition of in for a penny (in for a pound) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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