He decides instead to “scrimp and save”—and to collect aluminum cans on Capitol Hill to make up the difference.
"Mrs. scrimp never burns the least little bit of paper, papa," said Max.
He felt that he had earned a good one, and did not intend to scrimp himself.
The words, reaching the ear of Mrs. scrimp, as she hovered in the background, brought a scowl to her brow.
The manager has a fixed salary, so that there is no temptation to scrimp the buyers.
We are all willing to lessen expenses at home, but we are not to scrimp and pinch ourselves all to pieces.
In the meantime, in the house, Edith had tried to scrimp and save, but it was very difficult.
I scrimp and save and deny myself everything so I can give to the Patriotic Fund, and look at her!
I know what it is like to scrimp and save, and my children are going to be spared that!
Cousin Susan convinced me that sometimes you can pay too big a price when you save and scrimp.
"to make too small," 1774, originally in English an adjective, "scant, meager" (1718), possibly from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish skrumpna "to shrink, shrivel up," Danish skrumpen "shrunken, shriveled"), or from a continental Germanic source akin to Middle High German schrimpfen, German schrumpfen "to shrivel," from Proto-Germanic *skrimp-, from PIE root *(s)kerb- "to turn, bend." Related: Scrimped; scrimping.