skinflint


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Synonyms for skinflint

Synonyms for skinflint

a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

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RESULTS Noon, 2m4f Open Maiden Race: 1, Tide Times (J Bament) 7/1, 2, Skinflint (Mrs J Supple) 6/1, 3, Shometheway (S Jukes), 13 Ran, Nk,10.
In this retelling, Marley gets one more chance to make the journey back to earth to free himself from all those chains to redeem the old skinflint Scrooge and find his own heart in the process.
An afterthought about the letter 'What a skinflint' (GDN, March 14).
"Skinflint Hints" is a guide to the art of cheapness from Erin Lale, who presents an exploration of how to save money, from creating personal gardens with free seeds, home remedies, doing your own car maintenance, even tips on running a home business.
Ar Lafar a Noson Ar Lafar, nos Lun, 9.30pm & 10pm, S4C Rhai geiriau ac ymadroddion sy'n arbennig i Fn: diri-dani (un diridanno iawn i weithio gydag o - un hwyliog, un difyr) storagajo, stragajo: (bwyta'n harti) galopen/galopi wirion (madfall) brathu (dod i'r golwg yn sydyn) strotyn (te ar ben bara menyn) piltran (potsian) lled wardio (cysgodi, loetran) llorpiau (siafftiau cerbyd ) hwsio (gwthio / cynnig) stimrwg (direidus) sdent (cyfnod) ffadan (ceiniog ) sgilffyn (rhywun tenau iawn - o'r Saesneg skinflint) cymowta (mynd o gwmpas)
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!
Last night one furious employee said: ``This is so typical of skinflint man-agement.
My boss is a well-known skinflint. I've hinted several times but he doesn't ever seem to take the bait.
Andrew's, Dawson City, declared there must be a drastic cut in expenditures or Grant might not be paid, he responded: "Take your money bags, you skinflint! Beat it out of here so we can operate as a Christian church!"
It rankled skinflint Republicans and Southern Democrats.
On another occasion, Harpagon solicits Jacques to tell him what people say about him; when told that he is called a miser and a skinflint, he becomes helplessly enraged and beats poor Jacques in his terrible passion.
But if the PM really wanted to cut the benefit bill he'd stop attacking unions and make skinflint employers pay a fair wage.