(Of a person or their behaviour) miserly; mean with money: civic leaders were branded Scrooge-like for axeing their festive budget
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- The problem is the Scrooge-like approach of too many traders.
- The venerable toy firm today issued interim figures that would please even the most Scrooge-like of investors.
- The US is also hardly Scrooge-like on defence spending.
1970s: from the miserly character Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens's novel A Christmas Carol (1843).
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