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pinch pennies

Definition of pinch pennies

informal

  1. :  to be very careful about spending money :  to spend as little money as possible <He pinched pennies to live on his small paycheck.>



Word by Word Definitions

pinchplay
  1. :  to squeeze between the finger and thumb or between the jaws of an instrument

    :  to prune the tip of (a plant or shoot) usually to induce branching

    :  to squeeze or compress painfully

  1. :  a critical juncture :  emergency

    :  pressure, stress

    :  hardship, privation

  1. :  substitute

    :  hit by a pinch hitter

pennyplay pennies
  1. :  a monetary unit of the United Kingdom formerly equal to 1240 pound but now equal to 1100 pound

    :  a coin representing one penny

    :  denarius


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