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Penny Saved (A)


A penny saved is twopence gained. In French, “Un centime épargné en vaut deux.”

Well, suppose a man asks twopence apiece for his oranges, and a haggler obtains hundred at a penny apiece, would he save 200 pence by his bargain? If so, let him go on spending, and he will soon become a millionaire. Or suppose, instead of paying £1,000 for a bad bet, I had not wagered any money at all, would this have been worth £2,000 to me?

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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