(you) might as well be hung for a sheep as (for) a lamb

(you) might as well be hung for a sheep as (for) a lamb
(you, etc.) may/might as well be hanged/hung for a ˌsheep as (for) a ˈlamb idiom
(saying) if you are going to be punished for doing sth wrong, whether it is a big or small thing, you may as well do the big thing
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