Bob Cratchit, the clerk who is the father of Tiny Tim and who meekly serves scrooge, is paid fifteen shillings a week.
As Reagan understood, in American politics, Santa Claus usually beats scrooge.
I was reminded of A Christmas Carol, when scrooge is allowed to see his own life, altered.
But Greene is a scrooge next to Republican gubernatorial hopeful Rick Scott.
It took visits from the ghosts of Christmas for scrooge to embrace generosity.
scrooge followed in the shadow of its dress, which bore him up, he thought, and carried him along.
I know personally one of them, who is a scrooge, and of the vilest.
It has been done in your name, or at least in that of your family,' said scrooge.
"I don't see what Democracy has to do with it," said scrooge.
scrooge resumed his labours with an improved opinion of himself, and in more facetious temper than was usual with him.
[ultimately fr late 16th-century scruze, ''squeeze,'' perhaps a blend of screw and squeeze]