close fisted

closefisted

[klohs-fis-tid]
adjective
stingy; miserly; tight.

Origin:
1565–75; close + fist1 + -ed3

closefistedly, adverb
closefistedness, noun


niggardly, penurious, tight-fisted.
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closefisted

adjective
unwilling to part with money 
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