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.
His speech had usually something of a snarl in it, and his broad-shouldered aspect something of the bull-dog expression--"Don't you meddle with me, and I won't meddle with you." But he was honest even to the splitting of an oat-grain rather than he would take beyond his acknowledged share, and as "close-fisted" with his master's property as if it had been his own--throwing very small handfuls of damaged barley to the chickens, because a large handful affected his imagination painfully with a sense of profusion.