a close chewer and a tight spitter

a close chewer and a tight spitter

Someone who is very frugal or stingy. I'm sure he hasn't spent any of that money he won because he's such a close chewer and a tight spitter. If you're going to lunch with Derek, be prepared to pay for your own meal—that guy's a close chewer and a tight spitter. Of course Dad thinks you're nuts for spending $500 on a pair of boots—he's always been a close chewer and a tight spitter.
See also: and, chewer, close, spitter, tight
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close chewer and a tight spitter

Rur. someone who hates to spend money; a cheapskate. He's a close chewer and a tight spitter. Everything about him looks run-down, but he's probably the richest man in the county.
See also: and, chewer, close, spitter, tight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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