the last of the big spenders

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the last of the big spenders

An ironic expression used when one is making a small or frugal purchase. Did you just order toast and a water? Wow, the last of the big spenders!
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This 1965 episode is called The Last of the Big Spenders.
Qatar-backed PSG may not be the last of the big spenders either, with Dr.
On returning my change, the assistant, angry at her own mistake, made some comment about me being the last of the big spenders.
So you might think I am careful with my pennies - but once I get to an airport, hey, I'm the last of the big spenders.
75 for a dozen red roses and Asda trumped it with 24 small-headed sweetheart roses for pounds 4, Russell Sawdon of The Flowerhouse in Hartburn and Acklam, said Teesside hadn't seen the last of the big spenders.
It's about time everyone in football got their heads around the fact that the last of the big spenders might just have left town.
Until recently, 13 out of 20 episodes of 60s series The Likely Lads were missing, but a team of amateur collectors uncovered an edition called The Last of the Big Spenders.
And while the last of the big spenders reckons it needs pounds 650,000 to decorate his official des.
PETER KENYON last night insisted that Chelsea are no longer the last of the big spenders.
Peter Reid hardly qualifies as the last of the big spenders, but many Wearside critics will be surprised to learn he has actually outspent both Newcastle's Kenny Dalglish and Middlesbrough's Bryan Robson since the turn of the year.
The stranger-than-fiction story of how this former nun turned into the last of the big spenders is told in a neatly-balanced mix of drama and documentary as parents, teachers, students and fraud squad officers all chip in with their accounts of what a nightmare she was.
Hardly the last of the big spenders, but it was nearly midnight and there was only five minutes of bidding left.
Called Last Of The Big Spenders, the episode, starring James Bolam as Terry Collier and Rodney Bewes as his sidekick Bob Ferris, was last seen in 1965.