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English definition of “pinch pennies”

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pinch pennies

( UK also pinch and scrape) old-fashioned
to spend as little money as possible: When we were first married we had to pinch pennies just to get by.
Translations of “pinch pennies”
in Chinese (Traditional) 精打細算, 省吃儉用…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精打细算, 省吃俭用…
(Definition of pinch pennies from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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