penny-pinching

noun
pen·​ny-pinch·​ing | \ ˈpe-nē-ˌpin-chiŋ How to pronounce penny-pinching (audio) \

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penny-pincher \ ˈpe-​nē-​ˌpin-​chər How to pronounce penny-pinching (audio) \ noun
penny-pinching adjective

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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“Penny-pinching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/penny-pinching. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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