the last of the big spenders

the last of the big spenders

  (humorous)
something that you say when you are spending very little money or when someone else is spending very little money Just an orange juice and some peanuts, please. The last of the big spenders!
See the final straw, have the final word
See also: big, last, of
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On returning my change, the assistant, angry at her own mistake, made some comment about me being the last of the big spenders.
So you might think I am careful with my pennies - but once I get to an airport, hey, I'm the last of the big spenders.
It's about time everyone in football got their heads around the fact that the last of the big spenders might just have left town.
Until recently, 13 out of 20 episodes of 60s series The Likely Lads were missing, but a team of amateur collectors uncovered an edition called The Last of the Big Spenders.
And while the last of the big spenders reckons it needs pounds 650,000 to decorate his official des.
The stranger-than-fiction story of how this former nun turned into the last of the big spenders is told in a neatly-balanced mix of drama and documentary as parents, teachers, students and fraud squad officers all chip in with their accounts of what a nightmare she was.
Hardly the last of the big spenders, but it was nearly midnight and there was only five minutes of bidding left.