count (one's/the) pennies

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count (one's/the) pennies

To be responsible with one's money. Can we go out to dinner next week instead? I'm just counting my pennies right now.
See also: count, penny

count the (or your) pennies

be careful about how much you spend.
Variants of this expression are watch the pennies and, in the USA, pinch the pennies .
See also: count, penny
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We have to count our pennies because they wasted our pounds.
HAVE Peter Supermarkets and an elderly care home are being used as venues by the local authority to lay down the challenge: "Help us count our pennies so we can save your pounds.
It's not true - I am not about to sign anybody at the moment, we've got to count our pennies," said the Scot.
We've got to count our pennies and I don't really want to talk about players on other teams or I might get into trouble with the authorities.
Even with the credit crunch making us all count our pennies, the average Brit still spends pounds 120 a year on beauty products.