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  • adjective reluctant to spend money; miserly or stingy

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Examples

  • In March, the party was warned by treasurer Richard Wilkie roundly described as tight-fisted that the "bank balance will be reaching a critically low level, very soon," according to an e-mail obtained by The Globe and confirmed by Mr. Wilkie.

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  • He was investigated but not even warned to change his living style and he lived here in peace for another two years before he had to go back to Colorado to arrange a cost of living allowance from his tight-fisted estate trustee.

    Deported

  • The notoriously tight-fisted photographic cooperative will be solely responsible for distributing the new Capa images, as well as the photographs by Taro, whose entire body of work they will soon incorporate into their collection.

    ARTINFO: Unpacking the "Mexican Suitcase": The Mystery of Robert Capa's Long-Lost War Trove

  • The notoriously tight-fisted photographic cooperative will be solely responsible for distributing the new Capa images, as well as the photographs by Taro, whose entire body of work they will soon incorporate into their collection.

    ARTINFO: Unpacking the "Mexican Suitcase": The Mystery of Robert Capa's Long-Lost War Trove

  • The notoriously tight-fisted photographic cooperative will be solely responsible for distributing the new Capa images, as well as the photographs by Taro, whose entire body of work they will soon incorporate into their collection.

    ARTINFO: Unpacking the "Mexican Suitcase": The Mystery of Robert Capa's Long-Lost War Trove

  • He was investigated but not even warned to change his living style and he lived here in peace for another two years before he had to go back to Colorado to arrange a cost of living allowance from his tight-fisted estate trustee.

    Deported

  • Banks see the government entities as solid bets for repayment while they are still tight-fisted with most homeowners and small businesses.

    New Jersey Seeks Loan To Plug Cash Shortfall

  • He was investigated but not even warned to change his living style and he lived here in peace for another two years before he had to go back to Colorado to arrange a cost of living allowance from his tight-fisted estate trustee.

    Deported

  • From the beginning, too, we are given an enjoyable villain: Harriet Walter as the tight-fisted, self-exalting Fanny Dashwood, who persuades her husband, John, on the death of his father, to give his half-sisters barely enough to live on.

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  • And it doesn't help it when banks, including those who got billions in federal bailouts to redecorate the executive biffies, are being tight-fisted with their credit policies.

    Beware Falling Wages

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