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"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)

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uk   us  
unwilling to spend money: Workers decided to take a stand against management's penny-pinching approach to resources.
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)
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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