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tight ass

rude slang A disparaging term for an extremely frugal person; a miser. Primarily heard in US. Don't even bother asking Jerry to donate to your charity. He's a real tight ass and never gives a dime to anybody.
See also: ass, tight
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And now that airlines charge for hold luggage, you have to put up with sour-faced tight-asses dragging half their house in mini-suitcases on wheels, breaking heads as they drag it from the locker seconds after hitting the ground.
50 to see a movie, these disgraceful tight-asses phone their local Odeon and are let in the back door for free, which also spares them the indignity of queuing with the hoi polloi.
Those loyalty cardclutching tight-asses who spend Saturday mornings taking 20-mile round trips to sit in huge queues bringing gridlock to car parks.
Whereas normal red-blooded gays in the late '70s were breaking down roles and indulging themselves, these tight-asses were too unredeemably macho to experiment or too drunk to stay awake for the coupling or too homely or self-loathing to attract partners.
Everyone relents, even the tight-asses who - after months of legging to the toilets whenever a jangling envelope comes into view - finally get the go-ahead from their wife to release the necessary pounds 20 on the condition they can take home any leftovers in boxes.