penny-pinching
noun Date: 1935 frugality, parsimonypenny-pincher nounpenny-pinching adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • penny-pinching — penny pincher ˈpenny ˌpincher noun [countable] someone who does not like to spend money: • Here are some ways that penny pinchers can see the nation s biggest city on a small budget. penny pinching adjective : • discounts aimed at penny pinching… …   Financial and business terms

  • penny-pinching — penny .pinching adj unwilling to spend or give money →↑mean ▪ penny pinching governments >penny pinching n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • penny pinching — noun [uncountable] Thesaurus: greed and greedinesssynonym Main entry: penny pinching …   Useful english dictionary

  • penny\ pinching — • penny pincher • penny pinching See: pinch pennies …   Словарь американских идиом

  • penny-pinching — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unwilling to spend money; miserly. ► NOUN ▪ miserliness. DERIVATIVES penny pincher noun …   English terms dictionary

  • penny-pinching — index parsimonious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • penny-pinching — *stingy, close, closefisted, tight, tight fisted, niggardly, parsimonious, penurious, miserly, cheeseparing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • penny-pinching — 1) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) Penny pinching is the practice of trying to spend as little money as possible. The bridges have not been painted regularly and this penny pinching has exposed them to the corroding effects of salt and water. 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • penny-pinching — UK [ˈpenɪ ˌpɪntʃɪŋ] / US adjective unwilling to spend money Derived words: penny pinching noun uncountable penny pincher noun countable Word forms penny pincher : singular penny pincher plural penny pinchers …   English dictionary

  • penny-pinching — adjective unwilling to spend or give money penny pinching noun (U) penny pincher noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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