penny-pinching definition

  • adjective:
    • Giving or spending-money grudgingly; stingy.
    • unwilling to spend money; close-fisted
    • Scrimping; hesitant to blow cash; stingy; miserly; same as cheesparing.
    • giving or spending with reluctance
  • noun:
    • reluctance to invest cash; thrift or parsimony
    • Instance of severe economic climate.
    • Extreme treatment in spending-money; reluctance to blow cash needlessly.
    • extreme care in spending-money; reluctance to spend cash needlessly

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    • Giving or spending-money grudgingly; stingy.
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