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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If the quantity of work remains the same, this too is a cheese-paring process which will, if not well contained, bring about the results of the second model.
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.
The format is in fact unexceptionable, but this is a further example of cheese-paring by publishers, who have obliged the author to solve the often quite formidable problems of typography inseparable from a book of this sort.
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.
The program credits William Kennon as set designer and Elsa Ward as costume designer, both regular colleagues of Greenspan and both of a cheese-paring, come-as-you-are temperament suited to impending hard times.
But its overpaid executives shouldn't think their lazy, supine, cheese-paring, stickin-the-mud Yuletide programming will escape the vigilant eye of canny old Fleet Street.
Interest rates are sliced in cheese-paring steps; a token cut in required reserves swells profits for big banks by $1 billion.