cheap skate

cheap skate

A stingy person, as in He's a real cheap skate when it comes to tipping. This idiom combines cheap (for "penurious") with the slang usage of skate for a contemptible or low individual. It has largely replaced the earlier cheap John. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: cheap, skate
References in classic literature ?
Grimshaw would curl his lip in a sneer and mutter: "The cheap skate.
Watch me go across an' win her from them cheap skates.
Well," he snarled, "I suppose I gotta give you cheap skates a drink when I ain't got more'n enough for a good petrification for myself.
One of them, old Tony Moorcraft, told me that Rees and Hopkins pioneered skate and chips rather than cod and chips and a sign in their window announced Cheap Skate and Chips, 2d.
Of course you can shop where you like and online there are some great deals but failing all that if you are really stuck for a stocking filler or just a cheap skate then how about a drifter chocolate bar for, eh, the man who loves drifting.
That snappy attitude is also the title of his book so, cheap skate that I am - pounds 120 can buy you a lot of pizza you know - I bought that instead.
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We quickly learned to do what the locals do at most restaurants and take our own wine, which only goes to prove what cheap skates we are.