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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Yes, Mr Tight Wad did have to think twice, but he let his belly win over his wallet for once.
There is never a day in time when there will be nothing at all to do, where you will walk into the kitchen and not go, 'Oh look, the paintwork is all filthy and needs a casual three coats of eggshell emulsion,' or to the bedroom and go, 'Oh goody, we still haven't got any skirting boards, and probably never will.' Or walk up the stairs to a sinking heart at the sight of the threadbare carpets, because you're a tight wad and didn't listen to the man who told you the cheap ones you chose would look like they'd been there for 30 years before the month was out, or words to that effect, what with it being a 'high-traffic area'.
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. Light one side and place the wad over the former axle hole.
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.
The competition asks students how they would spend pounds 500 to win over their dream date by answering six multiple-choice questions to determine if they are a 'love god' or a 'tight wad'.
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.
Conspiracy theorists reckon the ban is the work of Sir Michael "Tight Wad" Peat, the Queen's former bean counter who has taken his cheese-paring act to Prince Charles's office.
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 2.7million when I've only got half of that.
I don't suppose Rhyl has been compared favourably to Venice many times before but an Italian eatery, that doesn't cost an arm and a leg, makes this an appealing alternative destination to dine at for tight wads like myself.
The key is locating tight wads offish and getting baits in front of them in the turbid, fast moving waters of the passes.