pinch pennies
phrasal to practice strict economy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pinch pennies — phrasal : to practice strict economy there weren t any pennies pinched when it was furnished F.B.Gipson * * * I pinch (or count or watch) (one s) pennies be careful about how much one spends he is pinching pennies to save for a movie | she s been …   Useful english dictionary

  • pinch pennies — {v. phr.}, {informal} Not spend a penny more than necessary; be very saving or thrifty. * /When Tom and Mary were saving money to buy a house, they had to pinch pennies./ [penny pincher] {n.}, {informal} A stingy or selfish person; miser. * /He… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pinch pennies — {v. phr.}, {informal} Not spend a penny more than necessary; be very saving or thrifty. * /When Tom and Mary were saving money to buy a house, they had to pinch pennies./ [penny pincher] {n.}, {informal} A stingy or selfish person; miser. * /He… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pinch\ pennies — v. phr. informal Not spend a penny more than necessary; be very saving or thrifty. When Tom and Mary were saving money to buy a house, they had to pinch pennies …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pinch pennies — be careful with money, be thrifty He has been pinching pennies for months in order to save money for his vacation …   Idioms and examples

  • pinch pennies — verb To severely economize …   Wiktionary

  • pinch pennies — idi to stint on or be frugal with expenditures …   From formal English to slang

  • pinch — [n1] tight pressing compression, confinement, contraction, cramp, grasp, grasping, hurt, limitation, nip, nipping, pressure, squeeze, torment, tweak, twinge; concept 728 pinch [n2] small amount bit, dash, drop, jot, mite, small quantity, soupçon …   New thesaurus

  • pinch — [pinch] vt. [ME pinchen < NormFr * pincher < OFr pincier < VL * pinctiare < ? punctiare, to prick (see PUNCHEON1), infl. by * piccare: see PICADOR] 1. to squeeze between a finger and the thumb or between two surfaces, edges, etc. 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • pinch — pinchable, adj. /pinch/, v.t. 1. to squeeze or compress between the finger and thumb, the teeth, the jaws of an instrument, or the like. 2. to constrict or squeeze painfully, as a tight shoe does. 3. to cramp within narrow bounds or quarters: The …   Universalium

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