Meaning of “penny-pinching” in the English Dictionary

"penny-pinching" in British English

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penny-pinchingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈpen.iˌpɪn.tʃɪŋ/ us /ˈpen.iˌpɪn.tʃɪŋ/

(Definition of “penny-pinching” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"penny-pinching" in Business English

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penny-pinchingadjective

uk us

unwilling to spend money:

Workers decided to take a stand against management's penny-pinching approach to resources.
penny-pinching
noun [ U ]

The transport system is finally receiving fresh investment after decades of government penny-pinching.

(Definition of “penny-pinching” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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