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false economy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfalse economyfalse economysomething that you think will save you money but which will really cost you more It’s a false economy not to have travel insurance. false
Examples from the Corpus
false economyBuying less than the best is a false economy.Diane Chalmers, senior home care manager, says councillors and staff recognised that removing the service would be a false economy.Do not skimp on batteries, it is a false economy.From a point of view of commercial work, however, this is bad practice, and false economy.Using briefing only may be a false economy.It is false economy not to get the right expert, even though getting the right expert may be more expensive.It would be a false economy not to treat divers.
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