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English definition of “a penny saved is a penny earned”

a penny saved is a penny earned

something you say that means it is wise to save money : I'd advise anyone to put aside a proportion of their earnings - a penny saved is a penny earned .Budgeting and saving money
(Definition of a penny saved is a penny earned from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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