look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves

look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves
look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves proverb if you concentrate on saving small amounts of money, you'll soon amass a large amount.
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  • look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves — (UK) If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves, meaning that if someone takes care not to waste small amounts of money, they will accumulate capital. ( Look after the pence and the pounds will look after themselves is… …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves — (UK)    If you look after the pennies, the pounds will look after themselves, meaning that if someone takes care not to waste small amounts of money, they will accumulate capital. ( Look after the pence and the pounds will look after themselves… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves — The ‘Mr. Lowndes’ to whom quot. 1750 attributes this saying was William Lowndes (1652–1724). 1750 CHESTERFIELD Letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500 Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury,..used to say..Take care of the pence, and the… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves — proverb if you concentrate on saving small amounts of money, you ll soon amass a large amount …   Useful english dictionary

  • penny — ► NOUN (pl. pennies (for separate coins); pence (for a sum of money)) 1) a British bronze coin worth one hundredth of a pound. 2) a former British coin worth one twelfth of a shilling and 240th of a pound. 3) N. Amer. informal a one cent coin. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • Penny — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Penny (homonymie). Un Penny du Ghana de 1958 Sur les autres projets Wikimedia  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pence — Penny Pour les articles homonymes, voir Penny (homonymie). Un Penny du Ghana de 1958 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Pences — Penny Pour les articles homonymes, voir Penny (homonymie). Un Penny du Ghana de 1958 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • Schools — • History and development of education as related to the church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Schools     Schools     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

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