penny-pinching

Definitions of penny-pinching
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adj giving or spending with reluctance

“a penny-pinching miserly old man”
Synonyms:
cheeseparing, close, near, skinny
stingy, ungenerous
unwilling to spend

n extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily

Synonyms:
parsimoniousness, parsimony, thrift
Type of:
frugality, frugalness
prudence in avoiding waste

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