Definition of in for a penny, in for a pound in English:

in for a penny, in for a pound

phrase

  • Used to express someone's intention to see an undertaking through, however much time, effort, or money this entails.

    ‘oh hell, I thought, in for a penny, in for a pound, and scrubbed the place from top to bottom’
    • ‘Hey, in for a penny, in for a pound - might as well violate the First Amendment, too, whenever we think it will help things.’
    • ‘Hey, in for a penny, in for a pound: I could go from Detroit to San Jose to Chicago.’
    • ‘I figured that in for a penny, in for a pound that I could get the book to more people if I went public with it and there is a risk.’
    • ‘But, in for a penny, in for a pound, appears to be the thinking in Rome these days.’
    • ‘Still, in for a penny, in for a pound, as they say.’