However small the subtraction, it tells. scarce as guineas yellow as a guinea/a golden noble [1587] bring a noble [Nhp wSom]/shilling to nine-pence Dissipate money. only eighteen bob/shillings/twelve and six in the pound [Aus NZ] Feeble-minded,

not ‘all there’; slightly mad. swallow a sovereign and shit it in silver Act obligingly (the acme of convenience). look after the pence and the pounds will look after themselves [1724 UK: Ont

Ohio Okl Texas] Attend to the details and the whole will prosper. tearing up pound notes in a gale Indulging in an expensive, extravagant and

pointless pastime.