cheeseparing


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cheeseparing

(ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ)
adj
penny-pinching; stingy
n
1.
a. a paring of cheese rind
b. anything similarly worthless
2. stinginess

cheese•par•ing

(ˈtʃizˌpɛər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. parsimonious or stingy.
n.
2. something of little or no value.
3. pinchpenny economizing; stinginess; miserliness.
[1590–1600]
cheese′par`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cheeseparing - giving or spending with reluctance; "our cheeseparing administration"; "very close (or near) with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"
Translations

cheeseparing

[ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ]
A. ADJtacaño
B. Neconomías fpl pequeñas

cheeseparing

[ˈtʃiːzˌpɛərɪŋ]
1. adj (person) → taccagno/a, spilorcio/a; (attitude, habits) → meschino/a
2. n (see adj) → taccagneria, spilorceria, meschinità
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But I do not think that savings on the scale that are indicated by the fiscal trajectory can be delivered simply by cheeseparing across the piece.
But by the time we reach the borderless nirvana of our own digital infinity, aesthetic cheeseparing tends to be egregious from the outset.
The reason for the installation of this new machine with a bewildering array of letters and numbers is so that every person who parks their vehicle, registers their vehicle registration number which then appears on their ticket, an act of miserable, cheeseparing penny-pinching meanness implemented by Flintshire County Council in order to prevent anyone who has used the car park for only a short time handing on their ticket to another driver.
Let us leave alone the cheeseparing, miserliness of the residents of the area, I am sure they each have a far superior vocation to spend their 10p on.
Ill, doing work that was beneath him, with every kind of cheeseparing money worry imaginable, Naipaul's father nevertheless writes to him in England that "the truth is the only person I am often worried about is yourself.