Definition of look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves in English:

look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves

phrase

proverb
  • If you concentrate on saving small amounts of money, you'll soon amass a large amount.

    • ‘My old mum used to say to us urchins, ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.'’
    • ‘The advice to look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves has obviously been taken to heart.’
    • ‘My mum always used to say: "Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves."’
    • ‘One day in school he quoted a proverb that his mother had repeated often: "Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.’