a tight-arse

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a tight-arse

  (British & Australian very informal) also a tight-ass (American very informal)
a person who does not like to spend money or give it to other people You won't get a drink out of her, she's a real tight-arse.
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Spotting my grimacing face, he said: "I'll give you three months' free cover", and because I didn't want to be seen as a thief or a tight-ass I signed the direct debit form, and left the shop feeling like I'd just been sodomised over my (yet-to-bedelivered) Indesit IDF 125.