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
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Translations

tight-fisted

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

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