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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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His pitch to quell the gilets jaunes has been to splash out e1/415 billion ($16.8 billion, Dh62 billion) in handouts and tax cuts -- a clear snub to Berlin's penny-pinchers -- and to promise a Europe that "protects."
Time to stand up (or sit down) to penny-pinchers who'd pinch our right to spend a penny.
For more call 15609 11448 Gemini May 22-June 20 Some penny-pinchers, of which you are not one, may complain you are being mean today.
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.
Penny-pinchers argue that those $9.98 price tags save the consumer 2 cents because if the penny were abolished, merchants would "round up" to the nearest dollar.
What's more, it appears the Welsh are the biggest penny-pinchers in the UK with 73% spending less than pounds 20 to decorate their home for the festivities.
The moaners creating a fuss because they have found themselves out-of-pocket are all too often penny-pinchers who gambled on staying safe and lost.
"They'll think we're penny-pinchers." Folks, I have news for you.
They deserve respect, thanks and a decent wage - not a kick in the teeth by short-sighted penny-pinchers.
Can he tell us when we will have a full time Defence Secretary who will devote his time entirely to fighting the corner for our soldiers against the penny-pinchers at the Treasury?
It's a bit like that when it comes to this idea that Celtic are penny-pinchers.
For more call 0903 658 1005 (75p/min + network access charge) Gemini May 22-June 20 Some penny-pinchers, of which you are not one, may complain you are being mean today.