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Re: In for a dime, in for a dollar

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on September 15, 2008 at 18:26

In Reply to: In for a dime, in for a dollar posted by Kevin on September 15, 2008 at 10:12:

: I would like to know the meaning of 'in for a dime, in for a dollar'.

It's the American version of a much older English proverb, "In for a penny, in for a pound", which is first recorded in 1695. It means, "once you have invested in a project you must go through with it, even if that involves much more expense that you expected". The expense can be literal, or figurative - time, effort, etc. (VSD)