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    Question Consulta sobre frase

    Hola, como estan?
    Queria consultar si alguno sabe que significa esta frase en ingles:


    In for a penny in for a pound

    Imagino que habla de dinero, pero no entiendo el significado...

    Saben de alguna otra frase conocida en idioma ingles?
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    At the moment I can only think of the phrases "whole hog (all) or nothing" , "go for broke", "go all the way"

    Generally, they all mean that once one starts something one must see it to its end; give full effort; be totally committed to see it through to its end, rather than stopping short.

    In for a penny in for a pound is originally an English phrase with reference to the fact that if one owed a penny, one might as well owe a pound (pound sterling in English currency).


    Go for broke originated as Hawaiian slang (pidgin) meaning to wager everything..."bet it all". It became widely known in WWII as the motto of a Japanese-American army unit. A movie was made with the title of Go For Broke (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9LFT_lX-Z8)

    Here are some other related phrases:

    in for a dime, in for a dollar
    in for an inch, in for a mile
    one may as well hang for a sheep as a lamb
    Last edited by vicente; 08-29-2016 at 02:20 PM.
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    Wow.. You're really an enciclopedia Vicente..

    Thanks for the explanation.
    I already knew the phrase Go For Broke, but I didn't know that there was a film made with this meaning.
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    Hi Matias! It's a pretty good movie too!
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