penny-pinching

noun
pen·​ny-pinch·​ing | \ˈpe-nē-ˌpin-chiŋ \

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penny-pincher \ˈpe-​nē-​ˌpin-​chər \ noun
penny-pinching adjective

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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