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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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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