Example sentences for: penny-pinching

How can you use “penny-pinching” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Even more to be censured were the peevish and fretful fretchards, the penny-pinching misards and muglards, the parasitic, hypocritical sycophants known as papelards (after Italian pappalardo one who eats bacon fat), the pilfering pillards , the pusillanimous snivelards , the deceitful trichards , and the loathsome loners called unkards .

  • The guest, George Anders, author of a new book, Health Against Wealth , described the ways in which health-maintenance organizations and other forms of penny-pinching managed care are causing the "breakdown of medical trust."

  • A fellow who “skinned his flint” was looked upon as being a parsimonious, penny-pinching, stingy cheapskate—a veritable skinflint.

  • The moral of this story for the world's airlines: Penny-pinching might make you rich, but it also gets you blasted in Slate magazine.


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