closefisted (with money)

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Related to close-fisted: stinginess, skinflint, miserly

closefisted

Stingy or miserly. Sorry for being so closefisted lately. I just have to be very careful with money until I get my next paycheck. Maybe if the boss weren't so closefisted we could actually work with modern software for a change.

closefisted (with money)

Reluctant to spend money. I'm surprised that Uncle Ed got us such a fancy wedding gift, considering how closefisted he typically is.
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