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penny pincher

Someone who is extremely frugal, niggardly, or miserly with their money; someone who is very unwilling or reluctant to spend. My ex-husband was such a penny pincher that, on the rare occasion we would go out to eat, he wouldn't even leave a tip! It was when I was completely broke in college that I became something of a penny pincher.
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Maybe the problem is not Sterling's penny pinching, but Baylor's eye for talent.
PENNY pinching seems to have reached a new high at Cardiff Council with the news some school pupils are facing a 70 per cent rise in their bus fare.
However, Cameron is fed up with the penny pinching and said: "If Hearts want to show genuine ambition we've got to think about buying players who cost more than pounds 1million.
It didn'ttakemuchthinking topersuade myself it wasbetterto earn a living telling jokesin a warm pub than out on an icy b ildi FURY AS LOLLIPOP PATROLS FACE AXE KIDS' LIVES RISKED TO SAVE pounds 45 A By ERYL CRUMP WEEK Parents fear 'penny pinching' will lead to tragedy SCHOOL crossing patrols could be axed in what parents and safety groups called "a penny pinching exercise".
There is a vast difference between a lack of equipment due to enemy action and a penny pinching, tightfisted, incompetent, corrupt, war mongering Government not supplying the equipment in the first place
But Barber warned that some workers will be "cheated" by "mean, penny pinching employers".
Let's stop penny pinching and treat our boys like the Americans treat theirs.
Four years of penny pinching follow and she is sold off to Owen Bull, a violent and slovenly man who is perpared to be father to Mansel's son Harry - at a price.
1992: World famous children's heart surgeon Roxanne McKay left Merseyside after claiming she was concerned about standards of care at Alder Hey after a new penny pinching regime was brought in.
Disabled shopper Mr Clifford Brant, of Oak Road, West Bromwich, said: "This is penny pinching at it worst.
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With David's pounds 128million LA Galaxy deal, somehow we doubt she's penny pinching.
And his chairman Michael Johnston begged Rangers not to wreck his club by penny pinching.
The workforce recognises that the company has to cut costs, but this is considered as penny pinching and fairly derisory and has upset a lot of people.
Postal Service may have just reached a new low for penny pinching.