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

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close-fisted

[ˈkləʊsˈfɪstɪd] ADJtacaño

close-fisted

[ˌkləʊsˈfɪstɪd] adjavaro/a, taccagno/a
References in classic literature ?
That the old woman was a close-fisted miser, Saxon soon learned.
And this was the thrifty, close-fisted boy, accustomed to slave at a machine for ten cents an hour, who sat on the stringer-piece and considered the matter of beer at five cents a glass and gone in a moment with nothing to show for it.
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.