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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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