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Penny-pinching   /pˈɛni-pˈɪntʃɪŋ/   Listen
Penny-pinching

adjective
1.
Giving or spending with reluctance.  Synonyms: cheeseparing, close, near, skinny.  "Very close (or near) with his money" , "A penny-pinching miserly old man"






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"Penny-pinching" Quotes from Famous Books



... the great thing, of course. And there'll be no worries to make things hard for us, no penny-pinching and discontent, no—misunderstandings. Don't you see? It's the whole thing. And so—" He tried to laugh gaily, but an echo was in his heart. "And so the story ...
— The House of Toys • Henry Russell Miller



Words linked to "Penny-pinching" :   frugalness, stingy, frugality, ungenerous



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