penny-pincher


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penny-pincher

n. someone who is very miserly; someone who objects to the expenditure of every penny. If you weren’t such a penny-pincher, you’d have some decent clothes.
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TOP-selling singer Dido has admitted that, despite making millions from her records, she's still a penny-pincher when out shopping.
HE commands pounds 12 million a movie, so you wouldn't have Tom Hanks down as a penny-pincher.
Men's magazine Maxim picked on the penny-pincher after he used private sponsorship to pay for Christmas cards to his constituents.
After the initial euphoria, the next sensation must be isolation and fear of being seen as either a soft touch or a penny-pincher.
But he dispelled his penny-pincher reputation by leaving his staff a full years' salary each, and awarded pounds 500 to staff who had retired.
Penny-pincher Fergus McCann has revealed how he saved Celtic a cool pounds700,000 by holding Roma to ransom over Enrico Annoni.
One penny-pincher said: "It's the difference between pounds 250 and pounds 25.
But despite her fabulous wealth, she can be a penny-pincher and was once spotted queuing for cut-price theatre seats.
ONE in three Britons is a penny-pincher who shares bathwater and uses tea bags more than once, a survey reveals today.
Posh penny-pinchers think nothing of buying a bottle of spirits in duty free so they can enjoy a snifter on their balcony rather than pay for overpriced drinks at the bar.
When asked about his plans for money, Phillips said, "I'm going to buy a nice new truck, which has always been a dream of mine, but we are still going to be the same penny-pinchers we've always been.
Shoppers aren't the penny-pinchers they've been made out to be - at least when top-up shopping - a Him
Conservatives are penny-pinchers where public services are concerned, and aren't particularly bothered about the rest of us who rely on them.
They deserve respect, thanks and a decent wage - not a kick in the teeth by short-sighted penny-pinchers.
I WOULD PREFER that waiters were paid a living wage, making them immune to the whims of penny-pinchers like you and me, but the system we actually have makes it customary to tip at least 15 percent of the final bill, no matter how much work is involved.