penny pinching


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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.
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On his twitter feed, which has more than a million followers, he asked: "How long until Birmingham City Council stop penny pinching and give the binmen a fair wage?
The Penny Pinching Prepper: Save More, Spend Less and Get Prepared for Any Disaster lives up to its title as a combination money-saving and disaster-preparation guide.
If Anglesey Council is so worried about penny pinching why don't they charge for public conveniences?
Pick of the day The Ultimate Guide to Penny Pinching Channel 4, 8pm Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat - and the rest of us are wondering how we're going to pay for it all.
Frankly this whole exercise looks as though the Government is penny pinching with the lives of our troops.
We have lost 22 men in the last month and there is no doubt that some of these deaths could have been avoided if the penny pinching on supplies and reinforcements had been stopped.
I FIND it quite ironic that a Prime Minister who has the look and demeanour of a Victorian undertaker is basically sending troops to the undertaker with his penny pinching ways.
Of course, since privatisation, the penny pinching (to pay shareholders) has been rife and no provision has been made to cover such eventualities.
Years of penny pinching by local authorities have contributed to rapid deterioration in the fabric of highways, at a time when the number of vehicles on the roads has grown rapidly.
By this penny pinching they have proved that they know the price of everything and the value of nothing
This is not welcome news to aviators who traditionally have not had to worry about penny pinching.
Maybe the problem is not Sterling's penny pinching, but Baylor's eye for talent.