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miserly sort

Someone disinclined to spend or part with money; a skinflint. My date was awful. He's such a miserly sort that he told me to fill up on bread so I wouldn't want to order a full meal.
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The Miserly Mind teaches the secrets needed to start saving today.
It's only around $8 so it's cheap enough even for you miserly Handgunner readers.
So why, yet again, has our already dull, run-down Billingham town centre been decorated with the same miserly decorations above derelict flats and boarded-up shop premises?
NO wonder nurses feel undervalued and overworked and are threatening strike action - with a proposed miserly pay rise of 1.5 per cent this month and one per cent in November.
Gay taxpayers subsidize Wal-Mart's miserly wages by providing Medicaid to thousands of workers unable to afford the company's medical plan.
Another World Cup game saw another clean sheet for miserly Switzerland and coach Koebi Kuhn could not have been happier after his side's 2-0 win over 2002 semi-finalists South Korea earned them a place in the knockout stages.
Like his widely-hailed Aleko, Sergey Rachmaninoff's The Miserly Knight was based on a prose work by Alexander Pushkin and created as a vehicle for the great Russian bass Fyodor Chaliapin.
"In the summertime, as a historian said, it is just a miserly little creek, but in the wintertime, it carries a lot of water," says Fernando Orellana, business manager at Ingendesa, the engineering company hired to help build the Costanera Norte project.
You get what you pay for and right now, we are paying the price for our miserly approach to election administration.
If you are miserly with your money, how can you expect any similar honour?
The resultant picture of a miserly, avaricious, generous, obsessed man will surely take much more time to integrate into the scholarly canon.
With family set as framing comments, Walter White almost comes to life as a selfish, giving, miserly, extravagant, loving, cold man.
Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge unwillingly spends one Christmas Eve being led by three lugubrious spirits to see his past, present, and future.
South Africa's President Mbeki has described aid and debt relief to the continent as too miserly', but concedes that governments of Africa will be expected to show support for peace and democracy and fight corruption if they want to benefit from the plan.
Goodwin's study of Chicago contradicts the findings of scholars like Skocpol, who argue that mothers' pensions programs became weak and miserly partly because the maternalist lobby lost interest once the laws were passed.