penny-pinching Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “penny-pinching” in the English Dictionary

"penny-pinching" in British English

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penny-pinchingadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈpen.iˌpɪn.tʃɪŋ/
unwilling to ​spendmoney: I ​becametired of his penny-pinching ​friends.
noun [U] uk   us  
Local ​residents have ​accused the ​council of penny-pinching.
(Definition of penny-pinching from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"penny-pinching" in Business English

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uk   us  
unwilling to ​spendmoney: Workers decided to take a ​stand against management's penny-pinching ​approach to ​resources.
noun [U]
The ​transportsystem is ​finally receiving fresh ​investment after decades of ​government penny-pinching.
(Definition of penny-pinching from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “penny-pinching”
in Chinese (Simplified) 吝啬的,小气的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吝嗇的,小器的…
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