penny pincher


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penny pincher

Someone who is extremely frugal or miserly with their money; someone who is very unwilling or reluctant to spend. My ex-husband was such a penny pincher that, on the rare occasion we would go out to eat, he wouldn't even leave a tip! It was when I was completely broke in college that I became something of a penny pincher.
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penny-pincher

n. someone who is very miserly; someone who objects to the expenditure of every penny. If you weren’t such a penny-pincher, you’d have some decent clothes.
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I agree that people are very selfish when it comes to parking, especially near hospitals and schools, but I find it unacceptable for them all to be branded penny pinchers as most of them are fed-up with the daily challenge of finding a space to park at the hospital to start what is probably a stressful 12-hour shift.
"We wish to thank our wonderful sponsors who makes our dreams come true and inspire the nation to greatness, Fruit & Veg, Old Mutual, Manica, Penny Pinchers, Panel to Panel, Stephan Lofty Eaton Properties and a special thank you to Disability Sport Namibia who secured N$ 50 000.00 through NamPower," he said.
If the short-sighted penny pinchers at Cardiff council who have slashed funding for the Welsh Proms had cast a cloud over this year's event, the admirably determined and inspired conductor and Welsh Proms founder Owain Arwel Hughes soon banished it.
We know MPs and peers are penny pinchers. But pinny pinching really is below the belt.
It invited the skinflint penny pinchers who think everything boils down to money to have a go at her.
Does having 2 phone numbers appeal to you, or do you think these devices are mainly for penny pinchers who genuinely need to save every little morsel they can?
Safety/return-to-work programs are all the rage these days, particularly in a soft economy when the ascendant penny pinchers back at corporate headquarters have both ears of the C-suite.
As a result, private label goods have evolved from a stock-up choice for penny pinchers to a mainstream selection that can hold its own against branded goods in many categories.
The penny pinchers took over social policy and programs.
And here's a tip for my fellow penny pinchers: You can print off a coupon for $1 off the price of CFLs at www.gelighting.com.
Our water-only custom was welcomed with courtesy in every hotel, bar and pub we visited and if the staff thought we were tight-fisted penny pinchers they were polite enough to keep it to themselves.
FLICK AND JULIE: POP-UP PENNY PINCHERS July 24 Old Joint Stock Theatre Join Flick and Julie in their pop-up, one-stop, money-saving advice shop for an evening of comedy sketches and songs.
Clayton Square in January, 1981 | |-who remembers Spectrum and Penny Pinchers?
Scotland keeper Matt Gilks has branded Blackpool penny pinchers after ending his six–year stay at the club.
I, too, was holding my breath, expecting the Red Sox of the automotive world to choke again at the last moment, acquiescing to corporate penny pinchers and allowing substandard seats, ugly plastic and cheap knobs on the interior.