penny-pinching

Definitions of penny-pinching
  1. adjective
    giving or spending with reluctance
    “a penny-pinching miserly old man”
    synonyms: cheeseparing, close, near, skinny
    stingy, ungenerous
    unwilling to spend
  2. noun
    extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    synonyms: parsimoniousness, parsimony, thrift
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    type of:
    frugality, frugalness
    prudence in avoiding waste
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