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What does a penny saved is a penny earned mean?


Meaning of idioms with examples...

a penny saved is a penny earned

If you say that a penny saved is a penny earned, you mean it is wise to save money.

Another variation of this idiom is the following:

a penny saved is a penny gained.

Origin


The origin of the proverb is often attributed to Benjamin Franklin, in 'Poor Richard’s Almanac'. It is, however, unlikely that he coined the phrase.

Example(s):

It is wise not to spend all you have got on things you don't need because, you know what they say, a penny saved is a penny gained.

This idiom is in the money category


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