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skin flint

  • n  a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend

  • Even the most skinflint shindigs run to a few hundred guests, several days of feasts and, occasionally, near bankruptcy for the hosts.
  • Sophia Smith, for example, inherited a fortune from a skinflint bachelor brother and intended to open a school for deaf-mutes until she was told that there were not enough of .
  • Hoping to get a raise from the skinflint that I worked for in Chicago, I phoned the news to get a go-ahead.
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    When it comes to skin cancer, I’m a skinflint. I was first diagnosed with melanoma when I was a teenager. I lost part of my left ear to the disease. Since then, with what’s left of both ears, I’ve listened ...
    June 24, 2013 - Money Talks News via Yahoo! Finance

  • Daniel in
    In a pinched economy, consumers are embracing their inner skinflint,Slate's Daniel Gross writes. "And Wal-Mart is a penny pincher's paradise."

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