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cheeseparing

[cheez-pair-ing] /ˈtʃizˌpɛər ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
meanly economical; parsimonious.
noun
2.
something of little or no value.
3.
niggardly economy.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; cheese1 + paring
Related forms
cheeseparer, noun
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  • The higher-education industry faces a stark choice: either adapt to a rapidly changing world or face a future of cheeseparing.
British Dictionary definitions for cheeseparing

cheeseparing

/ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ/
adjective
1.
penny-pinching; stingy
noun
2.
  1. a paring of cheese rind
  2. anything similarly worthless
3.
stinginess
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