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Extremely careful or mean with money.‘cheese-paring methods necessitated by desperate shortages’
thrifty, sparing, economical, savingView synonyms
- ‘I can't honestly think of any other reason for the latest mean-spirited, cheese-paring cut revealed by the Irish Examiner today.’
- ‘It is symptomatic of an unacceptable cheese-paring attitude to contemplate immediate reduction in the judicial resource in the Court of Appeal.’
- ‘In my best and politest southern British accent, I profusely apologised and prostrated myself at the mercy of these cheeseparing economists.’
[mass noun] Meanness.avarice, acquisitiveness, parsimony, parsimoniousness, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, thriftView synonyms
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