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  • as ineconomize
  • as inpinch
  • as insave
  • as inscrimp
  • as inskimp

synonyms for pinch pennies

  • conserve
  • cut down
  • scrimp
  • manage
  • retrench
  • shepherd
  • skimp
  • stint
  • be frugal
  • be prudent
  • be sparing
  • cut back
  • cut corners
  • keep within means
  • make ends meet
  • meet a budget
  • pay one's way
  • run tight ship
  • stretch a dollar
  • tighten one's belt

antonyms for pinch pennies

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  • spend
  • squander
  • throw away
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How to use pinch pennies in a sentence

Here are pretty goings on—a pinch of your snuff, Perker, my boy—never were such times, eh?
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
That first 'pinch' was its own priceless reward, far above present appreciation or future fame.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Both the twain were very bare and scant of the goods of this world, and even then were feeling bitterly the pinch of hunger.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
And he didn't forget about old Black-eyed Susan's great jump, nor the gold pennies, either.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
And from his sack he drew forth another great handful of gold pennies.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
And he reached his hand inside the sack on his back, and pulled out a fistful of bright gold pennies—oh, such a lot of them!
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
Of course I knew what he was after; he wanted my pennies; so I just ambled off, and very soon outdistanced him.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 147, NOVEMBER 4, 1914VARIOUS
He observed Tommy Bray take a pinch of salt, and then ask for a cup of tea, though he had a basin of bread-and-milk before him.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Do not keep unfortunate little children's feet dangling all through their school years to save a few pennies on school furniture.
ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
It is only an occasional old woman who has the courage to try to earn a few pennies by selling roses or lilies of the valley.
WAYS OF WAR AND PEACEDELIA AUSTRIAN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PINCH PENNIES

  • be frugal
  • be prudent
  • be sparing
  • conserve
  • cut back
  • cut corners
  • cut down
  • keep within means
  • make ends meet
  • manage
  • meet a budget
  • pay one's way
  • pinch pennies
  • retrench
  • run tight ship
  • scrimp
  • shepherd
  • skimp
  • stint
  • stretch a dollar
  • tighten one's belt
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.