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If you are barely scrimping by, having to pay $10-20 more for a full tank of gas and another $5-10 every time you buy food is a serious challenge.

From Time

Unless you’re really trying to scrimp and save, almost any Ethernet cable you’ll buy for gaming is going to be capable of handling way more bandwidth than your ISP provides.

Specifically, you can wait and scrimp and scrape and pinch and save.

Take retailer Marks and Spencer, which traditionally never scrimps on Christmas ads.

From Digiday

In their communities, fewer teachers were employed and schools were scrimping on school maintenance and supplies.

He decides instead to “scrimp and save”—and to collect aluminum cans on Capitol Hill to make up the difference.

Also, some ominous comments on what armies spend and what Governments scrimp:—that is ammunition.

Chrissy gazed wistfully into the glass as she fastened her yellow scrimp old white frock, and sighed.

Mrs. Scrimp was a widow living in rather genteel style in a house and upon means left her by her late husband.

Mrs. Scrimp was a woman of theories also, and her pet one accorded well with the aforementioned characteristic.

She heard Mrs. Scrimp's voice in the kitchen scolding Ann for letting the bread burn in the oven.

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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scrimp, such as: cut back, skimp, conserve, curtail, save, and be cheap.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.