n [U]
BrE behaviour that shows you are unwilling to give or spend money
>cheese-paring adj

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  • cheese-paring — ► NOUN ▪ excessive care with money; parsimony …   English terms dictionary

  • cheese-paring — British actions that show you are not willing to spend or give money. I m fed up with all this cheese paring. You ve got to spend money if you want to make money …   New idioms dictionary

  • cheese-paring — cheese par·ing (chēzʹpâr ĭng) adj. Miserly; stingy. n. 1. Something of little or no value. 2. Stinginess; parsimony. * * * …   Universalium

  • cheese-paring — adjective very careful or mean with money. noun meanness …   English new terms dictionary

  • cheese-paring — noun (U) BrE behaviour that shows you are unwilling to give or spend money cheeseparing adjective …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheese-paring — …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheese — 1. n. 1 a a food made from the pressed curds of milk. b a complete cake of this with rind. 2 a conserve having the consistency of soft cheese (lemon cheese). 3 a round flat object, e.g. the heavy flat wooden disc used in skittles. Phrases and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cheese|par|ing — «CHEEZ PAIR ihng», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a paring of the rind of cheese. 2. Figurative. an object of no value. 3. Figurative. niggardly economizing; parsimonious saving. –adj. Figurative. niggardly; miserly; parsimonious …   Useful english dictionary

  • mean — I verb 1) flashing lights mean the road is blocked Syn: signify, denote, indicate, show, express, spell out, stand for, represent, symbolize, imply, suggest, intimate 2) she didn t mean to break it Syn …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • tight-fisted — adj mean, stingy, miserly, niggardly, penny pinching, sparing, grasping FORMAL parsimonious COLLOQ. mingy, tight ≠ generous, charitable * * * ▶ adjective (informal) MEAN, miserly, parsimonious, niggardly, close fisted, penny pinching, cheese par …   Useful english dictionary

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