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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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.
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.
A conservative investing philosophy and its skinflint approach to costs helped boost Vanguard to 1995's pinnacle.
NEW to the collection at vintage lighting specialist Skinflint are these elegant Czech pendants, dating from the 1960s.
But if the PM really wanted to cut the benefit bill he'd stop attacking unions and make skinflint employers pay a fair wage.
Responsibility rests with skinflint agencies, who treat carers with contempt, councils and a government which needs to start caring properly.
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.
And knowing that Lucy's dad Ian is a notorious skinflint, you can't help but wonder whether he has negotiated a special discount.
Stephen Harper is excellent as Ebenezer Scrooge, the old skinflint who receives a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley and the other spirits.
But hospital union spokesman Kevin Young said: "It is a bit of a skinflint approach.
THE grumpy skinflint character from Open all Hours has been voted the nation's favourite shopkeeper.