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penny pinching

n. Informal
The practice of being extremely frugal in giving or spending money.

penny pincher n.
pen′ny-pinch′ing (-pĭn′chĭng) adj.

penny-pinching

adj
informal excessively careful with money
ˈpenny-ˌpincher n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.penny-pinching - extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
frugality, frugalness - prudence in avoiding waste
Adj.1.penny-pinching - 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"

penny-pinching

noun
1. meanness, selfishness, parsimony, stinginess, miserliness, tight-fistedness, niggardliness, minginess (Brit. informal), penuriousness He is well known for his eccentric penny-pinching.
miserliness generosity
adjective
1. mean, close, near (informal), frugal, stingy, scrimping, miserly, niggardly, tightfisted, Scrooge-like, tight-arse (taboo slang), tight-arsed (taboo slang), mingy (Brit. informal), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), cheeseparing, snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) small-minded, penny-pinching administrators
mean kind, liberal, generous, prodigal, open-handed, unstinting, munificent

penny-pinching

adjective
Translations

penny-pinching

[ˈpenɪˌpɪntʃɪŋ]
A. Ntacañería f
B. ADJ [person] → tacaño, avaro

penny-pinching

[ˈpɛnɪˈpɪntʃɪŋ]
1. n there should be no penny-pinchingnon si dovrebbe stare a lesinare il centesimo
2. adj (person) → taccagno/a, spilorcio/a
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Posh penny-pinchers think nothing of buying a bottle of spirits in duty free so they can enjoy a snifter on their balcony rather than pay for overpriced drinks at the bar.
Instead, the penny-pinchers honed in on the Albion Street tourist office as an easy win as the cuts got underway.
When asked about his plans for money, Phillips said, "I'm going to buy a nice new truck, which has always been a dream of mine, but we are still going to be the same penny-pinchers we've always been.
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Conservatives are penny-pinchers where public services are concerned, and aren't particularly bothered about the rest of us who rely on them.
I WOULD PREFER that waiters were paid a living wage, making them immune to the whims of penny-pinchers like you and me, but the system we actually have makes it customary to tip at least 15 percent of the final bill, no matter how much work is involved.
In my own country, the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) became a political football, particularly at election time as politicians sought to portray themselves as guardians of the NHS and the opposing party as cruel penny-pinchers.
And he may be as poor now as a Highlands crofter but, unlike the carpers and penny-pinchers, he'll always have plenty of days in the sun to remember.
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Indeed, for hard-core penny-pinchers, couponing could be classified as an extreme-savings sport.
Punters split their profit 50/50 with the club although the Parkhead penny-pinchers would probably try to take a 75 per cent cut.