tightfisted


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tightfisted (with money)

 and closefisted (with money)
Fig. very stingy with money. The manager is very closefisted with expenditures. My parents are very tightfisted with money.
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What does it take to get the message through to such a bunch of selfish, tightfisted, idiots.
It provides physician contract-management services to hospital emergency rooms, primarily in the Southeast, and it assumes all administrative costs associated with these physicians - a decided advantage in a tightfisted environment.
He was always tightfisted, but since he won he's meaner than ever.
Derek Fisher, 68, said: "It's not that we are tightfisted.