tight-fisted


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tight′-fist′ed

or tight′fist′ed,



adj.
parsimonious; stingy.
[1835–45]
tight′-fist′ed•ness, n.
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tight-fisted

adjective miserly, mean, stingy, close, tight, sparing, grasping, parsimonious, niggardly, penurious, close-fisted, tight-arse (taboo slang), tight-arsed (taboo slang), mingy (Brit. informal), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), tight-assed (U.S. taboo slang), snoep (S. African informal), tight as a duck's arse (taboo slang) the government's tight-fisted monetary policy
Translations

tight-fisted

[ˈtaɪtˈfɪstɪd] ADJ (= mean) [person] → tacaño, agarrado

tight-fisted

[ˌtaɪtˈfɪstɪd] adj (fam) → avaro/a, tirchio/a

tight

(tait) adjective
1. fitting very or too closely. I couldn't open the box because the lid was too tight; My trousers are too tight.
2. stretched to a great extent; not loose. He made sure that the ropes were tight.
3. (of control etc) strict and very careful. She keeps (a) tight control over her emotions.
4. not allowing much time. We hope to finish this next week but the schedule's a bit tight.
adverb
(also ˈtightly) closely; with no extra room or space. The bags were packed tight / tightly packed.
-tight sealed so as to keep (something) in or out, as in airtight, *watertight
ˈtighten verb
to make or become tight or tighter.
ˈtightness noun
tights noun plural
a close-fitting (usually nylon or woollen) garment covering the feet, legs and body to the waist. She bought three pairs of tights.
ˌtight-ˈfisted adjective
mean and ungenerous with money. a tight-fisted employer.
ˈtightrope noun
a tightly-stretched rope or wire on which acrobats balance.
a tight corner/spot
a difficult position or situation. His refusal to help put her in a tight corner/spot.
tighten one's belt
to make sacrifices and reduce one's standard of living. If the economy gets worse, we shall just have to tighten our belts.
References in classic literature ?
But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grind- stone, Scrooge
So I got a shrewd, close-mouthed, tight-fisted money-lender to get the mortgage transferred to him.
RAY'S long-suffering wife Susan says he has been tight-fisted for so long she's got used to it - and has learned to treat herself without him knowing.
I'm not sure about the allegations that Easter Road chairman Rod Petrie is a bit tight-fisted but I did hear a rumour he'll be putting a parking meter on the roof of his house on Christmas Eve.
The question now is whether the House, normally a hotbed of budget-cutters, follows its presidential candidate or its own tight-fisted instincts.
But tight-fisted STV bosses refused to pay to have the production, which went on to be shown in 80 countries, moved along the M8.
What about some more tight-fisted shows for His Majesty's Theatre?
WHEN I heard the SPL title was going to "the wire," I thought it was another of those weird nicknames you get in Scotland, like Bully Wee, Honest Men and tight-fisted haggis-munchers.
Education ministers must ensure catering firms and tight-fisted local authorities don't push up charges unnecessarily.
The porkers starred in a storyline in which tight-fisted Keith Harris bought them as piglets.
FRENCH President Nicolas Sarkozy's ex-wife Cecilia called him "flakey, tight-fisted and antisocial", reveals a new book about her.
Tight-fisted Al gets more than 5000 free radio and TV stations from around the world beamed to 12 dishes at his house in Beckley, Virginia.