from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of skimp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sparing; stinting; saving. See skimp, v.
- Scanty; meager; containing insufficient material: as, a skimping dress.
- Scamped; executed carelessly or in a slighting manner.
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Germans also also floated the idea of skimping on stimulus and riding the coat-tails of other countries.
And you need to make sure you are not practicing any hunger promoting habits, such as skimping on sleep or taking the wrong medicines.
Manuel said the combined effect of tax "skimping" meant a lack of resources to deliver proper services such as sufficient vehicles for police to patrol the streets and enough textbooks for schools.
Adding extra beans and veggies to dishes helps cut back on high-cal starches and meat without skimping on portions.
When I heard the news that he was stepping down from Apple, the image that flashed in my head was of a kid in a computer store trying to save a few bucks by skimping on floppy disks.
In fact, there is an advantage to such skimping, especially for funds that focus on stocks that are difficult or expensive to trade.
Without skimping on facts, his stories of kings and queens, battles and the rest are background to his prime endeavour – which is to show how ordinary people lived their lives.
But Europe still struggles to meet its benefit obligations and can do so only by skimping on military expenditures and relying on U.S. strength.
I've tried unsuccessfully to determine how the stew is made -- the stew-masters are secretive, and will cop to nothing but the use of "a little salt and pepper" -- but I can say confidently that the trick is not skimping on butter, cream ... or oysters.
After skimping during the recession, women started buying more high-end cosmetics and fragrances last year, giving makers of upscale beauty products some big returns.