tight wad

tight wad

n. a stingy person; a miser. (see also wad.) There’s no need to be such a tight wad.
See also: tight, wad
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Crumple a one-inch square of paper into a tight wad.
It's as if her New Year's resolution was to get fans' panties in a tight wad as she comes just shy of revealing her own.
These girls engender their own objectivization as a mode of understanding: "Her right nipple burst, popped out like a tight wad of bubble gum, a pink swelling that felt itchy.
An owl pellet is a tight wad of indigestable parts--bones, feathers, fur--that the owl spits up a few hours after a meal.
Well, if you've got the Lexus GS on your shopping list you might be the deepest shade of jade, but you certainly won't be a tight wad.
Wad up three full sheets of newspaper into a tight wad.
The ageing rocker, who has a reputation for being a bit of a tight wad, just splashed out pounds 450,000 for an Aston Martin DB9 which he could have ordered from an Aston showroom for a mere pounds 109,000.
A pathological hatred of being ripped off, combined with an aversion to being regarded as a tight wad makes the whole experience a political nightmare.
Being the kind of tight wad he is I suspect he'd feel a punch was wasted on a mere woman.
Network analyst Doug, who has splashed out on a pounds 24,500 car, joked: "I don't want people slagging me off saying I'm a tight wad for someone with pounds 2.
The key is locating tight wads offish and getting baits in front of them in the turbid, fast moving waters of the passes.
If like us, however, as resolute non-Afrikaans-speaking tight wads, you don't fancy putting your hand in your pocket, there are also loads of pubs and bars and restaurants that host musical performances of their own for free, with styles ranging from folksy kinds of ballads to mock-Eurovision rhythms and even the odd bit of rock and/or classical.