penny-pinching


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extreme care in spending money

giving or spending with reluctance

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But that can be a real plus for a penny-pinching government.
Petty penny-pinching plans, however, can backfire and cause employee morale to plummet as well as convince valued staff to jump ship, warn management experts in a recent Wall Street Journal article.
Speaking in his cramped corner office in NBC's downtown Toronto headquarters, and still looking every inch the ballet star, Anderson remains bitter about a twenty-five percent cut handed down in midseason by a new penny-pinching Conservative government in the province of Ontario.
The Cato Institute's market liberal rightly implies the centrality of voluntary exchange, but it also comes perilously close to reducing mankind to that penny-pinching Marxist straw man, homo economicus.
Instead she gets routine, motherhood and penny-pinching.
Barbara Wootton, Clayton Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs PENNY-PINCHING Liam Fox has some nerve to charge taxpayers 3p for a journey that would have taken a minute to walk.
It is reward for failure and the penny-pinching Chancellor better get round there soon and sort it out.
Such short-sighted penny-pinching must be halted in its tracks before we ruin the lives of young people for generations to come.
MOST people will be familiar with Charles Dickens' classic tale about miserly Victorian taskmaster Ebenezer Scrooge, who has his appreciation for Christmas rekindled by visits from a series of ghosts, each showing him the error of his penny-pinching ways by taking him to see his past, present and future.
With Christmas coming and their beloved daughter still missing the McCanns need all the support they can get, not this kind of miserable penny-pinching red tape.
Once again it's the penny-pinching minority at fault.
It is a penny-pinching and inhumane policy, to put it mildly.
An infuriating season followed by a summer of ceaseless penny-pinching is not a recipe for sunny smiles.
Mothercare indicated today that new mums were continuing to spend on the needs of their babies despite evidence of penny-pinching elsewhere on the high street.
The penny-pinching lack of visionary investments has merely extended our abysmal record of ill-health and poverty.