skinflint


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  • noun

Synonyms for skinflint

Synonyms for skinflint

a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

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I don't want to be a skinflint but I can't see us ever getting married if he doesn't agree to save, too.
This new version by David Johnston transplants the story of the skinflint Harpingon and his desperate, love-struck children to the English Midlands, including a panto-like reference to Solihull.
But your favorite scenes will still grab you, and Scrooge's transition from a miserable skinflint to a lighthearted lover of life is portrayed convincingly.
Not going too far back, there was a story doing the rounds about a groom who received a drink after he led up the Derby winner, when the skinflint who owned the horse put four crisp pounds 50 notes into a white envelope for him
Dennis Gersten, as Scapin's skinflint of a master, Geronte, is the play's biggest buffoon and, consequently, the recipient of the most substantial laughs.
Last night one furious employee said: ``This is so typical of skinflint man-agement.
A conservative investing philosophy and its skinflint approach to costs helped boost Vanguard to 1995's pinnacle.
POLITICS should be about Ed Miliband's ambitious plan to end the terrible exploitation of workers by cowboy employment agencies and skinflint companies.
It's a long-term policy raised by skinflint businesses and big corporations, but no help to the rest of Britain, with all its unaddressed problems.
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They embark on a spectacular journey to save the village of Middle Widdle-onthe-Tiddle from the wicked schemes of Squire Spartikus Skinflint and the villainous Demon King.
THE grumpy skinflint character from Open all Hours has been voted the nation's favourite shopkeeper.
I'm a skinflint and technophobe, so I look every evening to The Examiner's quick crossword for mental elastication.
Mervyn Kohler, special adviser for Help the Aged, said: "If this Pre-Budget Report represents a bleak picture of the UK economy, it delivers a truly skinflint package for the UK's older citizens.
SKINFLINT mums and dads are paying their children well below the going rate for washing the family car.