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.
See also: penny, pincher

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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The board are often branded penny pinchers, but when it comes to wages the club is more than competitive.
The site has always been a hub for retailers and stallholders, with our pictures showing 1970s stores Spectrum and Penny Pinchers, and flower sellers working in the Square in 1922.
Some penny pinchers prefer paying only with cash, especially if they think the pain of handing over dollar bills instead of plastic helps to rein in spending.
But that's not because millennials are penny pinchers. This generation is more likely than any other to be saddled with student debt, making it perhaps easier and more appealing to give in different ways than its older, more financially stable counterparts.
I WISH to respond to the article "Penny pinchers" (Gazette, 06.06.16).
"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.
Scotland keeper Matt Gilks has branded Blackpool penny pinchers after ending his six–year stay at the club.
Special Features include: The Making of Penny Pinchers, Q&A with Song Joong-ki and Han Ye-seul, press conference, poster shoot, VIP premiere footage, original South Korean trailers, and cast and crew bios, plus additional 5 Points Pictures trailers.
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.