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miserly sort

Someone disinclined to spend or part with money; a skinflint. My date was awful. He's such a miserly sort that he told me to fill up on bread so I wouldn't want to order a full meal.
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THE Government has clamped down on mean bosses who tried to wriggle out of paying the minimum wage - and this week they're proud to have us know that their enforcement officers have forced the miserly ones to hand over more than half a million pounds in back pay.
innate ability to adapt to change; a hunger to innovate and go against the grain; resiliency in a down industry and amid doubts on Wall Street; and a relentless will to be miserly even in boom times.
The US has handed over just 37 per cent, Germany 15 and France an even more miserly 13 per cent.
Some 38% say they can tolerate a few ``tasteful'' lights but not teams of col ourful characters, meanwhile a miserly 72% of us will not put up any lights at all on our homes during the festive period.
Yesterday, the Sun managed 24 Scots stories, bringing its total for the week to a miserly 103.
Businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is played by Tim Ben Boydston - his third time at playing the role of the miserly curmudgeon.
It is a disgrace that the country's lowest paid are getting the worst deal - a lower increase than the rate of inflation, lower than the average wage increases and as low as the miserly 75p being given to pensioners.
An Age Concern spokeswoman said: "This miserly increase is hardly enough to buy an extra can of beans.
and then lose them, only to win a miserly CD as a "consolation prize".
In addition, Forbes says the companies listed share "personality traits that serve them well - an innate ability to adapt to change; a hunger to innovate and go against the grain; resiliency in a down industry and amid doubts on Wall Street; and a relentless will to be miserly even in boom times.
Miserly Hoare, 52, who scooped pounds 7million last year, would have preferred to pay Irene Harrison nothing at all.
Heathrow lags behind with a miserly nine links to other airports in the UK.
Leading firm William Hill have slashed the odds on runaway leaders Celtic to a miserly 1-8, with Rangers 9-2 second favourites.
Second City alumni Camp and Michalski, respectively, offer hilarious, dead-on portrayals of two commedia stock characters, the pugnaciously miserly merchant and the over-educated pedant.
Shrewsbury boss Jake King might have the lowest wage bill in the league to play with - a miserly pounds 7,000 per week for his entire playing staff - and he might have been one game away from the sack until Saturday's timely 2-1 FA Cup win over Northampton.