close-fisted


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Related to close-fisted: stinginess, skinflint, miserly

close-fist·ed

(klōs′fĭs′tĭd)
adj.
Tightfisted; stingy.

close-fisted

(ˌkləʊsˈfɪstɪd)
adj
very careful with money; mean
ˌclose-ˈfistedness n
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close-fisted

adjective
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close-fisted

[ˈkləʊsˈfɪstɪd] ADJtacaño

close-fisted

[ˌkləʊsˈfɪstɪd] adjavaro/a, taccagno/a
References in classic literature ?
For example: tradition affirmed that the Puritan had been greedy of wealth; the Judge, too, with all the show of liberal expenditure, was said to be as close-fisted as if his gripe were of iron.
They are seamstresses, who have plied the daily and nightly needle in the service of master tailors and close-fisted contractors, until now it is almost time for each to hem the borders of her own shroud.
These sixteen thousand dollars were not the same dollars which he had extorted from close-fisted Nature.