penny-pinching

penny pincher

noun
a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.

Origin:
1920–25

penny-pinching, noun, adjective
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penny-pinching
 
adj
informal excessively careful with money
 
'penny-pincher
 
n

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penny-pincher definition


  1. n.
    someone who is very miserly; someone who objects to the expenditure of every penny. : If you weren't such a penny-pincher, you'd have some decent clothes.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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