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Definition of "tight-fisted" [tight-fisted]

  • Reluctant to spend money; miserly or stingy (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tight-fisted" in a sentence
  • "In March, the party was warned by treasurer Richard Wilkie roundly described as tight-fisted that the "bank balance will be reaching a critically low level, very soon," according to an e-mail obtained by The Globe and confirmed by Mr. Wilkie."
  • "Banks see the government entities as solid bets for repayment while they are still tight-fisted with most homeowners and small businesses."
  • "From the beginning, too, we are given an enjoyable villain: Harriet Walter as the tight-fisted, self-exalting Fanny Dashwood, who persuades her husband, John, on the death of his father, to give his half-sisters barely enough to live on."
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