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Adjective: penny-pinching  'pe-nee,pinch-ing
  1. Giving or spending with reluctance
    "very penny-pinching with his money"; "a penny-pinching miserly old man";
    - cheeseparing, close, near, skinny
Noun: penny-pinching  'pe-nee,pinch-ing
  1. Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily
    - parsimony, parsimoniousness, thrift
Verb: penny-pinch
  1. Spend money frugally; spend as little as possible
    - nickel-and-dime [N. Amer]

Derived forms: penny-pinchings

See also: stingy, ungenerous

Type of: drop, expend, frugality, frugalness, spend