Definitions

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  • adj. Like a scrooge in being miserly, tight-fisted, and a kill-joy.

Etymologies

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scrooge +‎ -like

Examples

  • George Osborne, scrooge-like in his curbs on councils, is putty in the hands of the wind energy lobby.

    The maths of coalition has opened the door to lobbyists | Simon Jenkins

  • Not to mention these scrooge-like ‘credit card interest’ plunderers who constantly pursue our unfortunate victims.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • Furthermore, your apparently gleeful reportage of these Gen Y'ers difficulties during a time of economic hardship seems as though it's bordering on scrooge-like.

    Can Gen Y handle the downturn?

  • Now, I'm one of the most scrooge-like people you'd ever meet.

    The Construct

  • Defeating this scrooge-like victimisation of unemployed young people can be the first step towards building a powerful movement of young people to fight for jobs.

    Indymedia Ireland

  • Small Business Advocate: Is it scrooge-like to not join in some holiday games?

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • Made me feel a bit scrooge-like when I saw everything we had missed.

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  • Liberals are up in arms about the scrooge-like maneuver to limit the charitiable deductions: "Among those shocked by President Obama's

    Blogrunner

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