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a cheap skate

Someone who is reluctant to spend money. Oh, he'll never pay for a fancy hotel suite like that—he's a real cheap skate.
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cheapskate

(ˈtʃipsket)
n. a miserly person; a very cheap person. (see also piker.) A 5 percent tip! What a cheapskate!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Cheapskates typically aren't brand loyal; they like to shop around for the best deal.
If your foremost ambition is giving money away to children or grandchildren, to friends, to charity, being a cheapskate makes that all the more possible as well.
Yeager, who is doing a national book tour on his bicycle, is the author of "Ultimate Cheapskate's Roadmap to True Riches."
We also felt like cheapskates because we wanted less than the massive quantities in which the fruit and veg was being sold.
Or they can take a tough line and look like selfish cheapskates - the very image critics hope to pin on Silicon Valley and, often explicitly, on libertarian politics.
Vinnie said: "I wasn't making that cramped journey for a bunch of cheapskates. Mick Channon was on the show the other day and they sent HIM a Scorpio."
STRICTLY Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood yesterday accused the BBC of being cheapskates in an astonishing outburst.
TALKING of cheapskates, the natural inclination for Celtic fans to support Sevilla on Wednesday will be only be increased by revelation that opponents Espanyol are tighter than a gnat's chuff.
TALKING about cheapskates, if your other half hands you a card like that without even bothering to post it, they're probably like the bloke we know who went into a shop and asked the assistant if she could recommend a little gift.
THE Halifax were branded cheapskates last night after a mortgage rip-off row.
I lOVE football, but it seems to be full of cheapskates. Leeds striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is off to Spain for pounds 45,000 a week.
BRITAIN'S biggest cheapskates have been revealed - and no, they're not the Scots.
THE BRITISH sister of a Bali bombing victim yesterday branded the Government uncaring "cheapskates" for failing to help relatives attend an anniversary memorial service on the island.
THE Halifax were branded "cheapskates" last night after trying to draw a line under a mortgage rip-off row.
The Sloans' entrepreneurial fervor has infected their children: son and daughter Scott and Chelsea Sloan have brought the resale concept to sophisticated and fashion-conscious teenagers and young adults with Uptown Cheapskate. The first store opened near The Gateway shopping complex two years ago.