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

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"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 work although 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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