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Definition of cheese-paring in English:

adjective

Extremely careful or mean with money: cheese-paring methods necessitated by desperate shortages
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  • I can't honestly think of any other reason for the latest mean-spirited, cheese-paring cut revealed by the Irish Examiner today.
  • It is symptomatic of an unacceptable cheese-paring attitude to contemplate immediate reduction in the judicial resource in the Court of Appeal.
  • In my best and politest southern British accent, I profusely apologised and prostrated myself at the mercy of these cheeseparing economists.

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