cheese-paring


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cheese-paring

Actions that highlight one's unwillingness or reluctance to spend money. Primarily heard in UK. Get used to her cheese-paring because she never gives money to anyone.
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There is, I regret, absolutely no further room for cheese-paring.
And there's been no cheese-paring with the standard of equipment.
There are many hundreds of level crossings throughout Wales that need our attention, yet the cheese-paring attitude of both the private rail companies and successive governments means that safety has come a very poor second to profit in the industry,' said Dr Marek.
Nine players out of contract in two months time,it promises to be cheese-paring timed own on Poverty Row.
He said: "During my last six months the Arts Council told us we'd get no grant if we didn't remove our deficit, so we sold our grand piano and stopped recruiting, which is ludicrous cheese-paring.
Particularly in network television, this was a time of corporate conglomeration followed by-at least in the news divisions-corporate cheese-paring.