Definition of Penny-pinch

1. Verb. Spend money frugally; spend as little as possible.

Exact synonyms: Nickel-and-dime
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Penny-pinch

pennis
pennon
pennoncel
pennoncelle
pennoncels
pennoned
pennons
pennorth
pennorths
penny-a-liner
penny-a-liners
penny-ante
penny-pinch (current term)
penny-pincher
penny-pinching
penny-pinchings
penny-wise
penny-wise and pound-foolish
penny ante
penny ante poker
penny arcade
penny arcades
penny bank
penny chew
penny chews
penny dreadful
penny dreadfuls

Literary usage of Penny-pinch

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1. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1871)
"Some grind down their men to the last penny ; pinch the salaries of their clerks ; exact the utmost minute of work : thus putting temptation in the way of ..."

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