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close-fisted Line breaks: close-fisted

Definition of close-fisted in English:


Unwilling to spend money; mean.
Example sentences
  • It is quite surprising how one's wants increase at Christmas time, and what a tide of generosity suddenly sets in: the most close-fisted folks relax their grip, and yield to the genial impulse.
  • Being a poor man, filling a place fit only for rich men, he had been driven to think of money, and had become self-denying and parsimonious - perhaps we may say hungry and close-fisted.
  • A man gives to the free-handed, but no one gives to the close-fisted.
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