pinch and scrape

(redirected from pinching and scraping)

pinch and scrape

To spend as little money as possible; to be very frugal or tight, especially with the aim of saving up for something bigger. Ever since we had our second child, we've had to pinch and scrape to make sure they both get what they want for Christmas.
See also: and, pinch, scrape
References in periodicals archive ?
There was a lot of pinching and scraping to get by,'' she says.