English version

penny-pinching

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpenny-pinchingˈpenny-ˌpinching adjective  GENEROUSunwilling to spend or give moneymean penny-pinching governmentspenny pinching noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
penny-pinchingHis grandparents were humourless and penny-pinching.a penny-pinching husbandAnd why be so penny-pinching in the matter of service, leaving poor Agnes and Adam Diggory overburdened with their load?Unfortunately we have a penny-pinching local government that spends as little as possible on parks and sports facilities.She could finally tolerate no more of his coldness and penny-pinching ways.We are frail, penny-pinching, well-bundled and preoccupied with our small concerns.
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