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Unwilling to spend money; stingy.
thrifty, sparing, economical, savingView synonyms
- ‘It is quite surprising how one's wants increase at Christmas time, and what a tide of generosity suddenly sets in: the most close-fisted folks relax their grip, and yield to the genial impulse.’
- ‘Being a poor man, filling a place fit only for rich men, he had been driven to think of money, and had become self-denying and parsimonious - perhaps we may say hungry and close-fisted.’
- ‘A man gives to the free-handed, but no one gives to the close-fisted.’
- ‘In fighting terrorism, the Government gives the lion's share of budget to the military while being close-fisted in diplomacy, said a report on Sunday.’
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